Victoria Cross Pencil TopperVictoria Cross Pencil Topper
Introduced as the premier award for gallantry, available to all ranks, to cover all actions since the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854.
A cross pattee. Obverse - a lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the words FOR VALOUR on a semi circular scroll. Reverse - a circular panel on which the date of the act for which the decoration was awarded would be engraved.
This miniature Victoria Cross is made from bronze plated lead-free pewter and is mounted on a crimson pencil with the words 'FOR VALOUR' printed on it.