Thailand: Medal for the Coronation of King Prajadhipok 1926. Scarce.

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Thailand: Medal for the Coronation of King Prajadhipok 1926. Scarce.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
The medal was instituted to mark the coronation of King Prajadhipok (Rama VII), on 25 February 1926. King Prajadhipok was born in Bangkok on 8 November 1893 and educated in England at Eton College and Woolwich Military Academy before being commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery. On the outbreak of World War I, his brother, by now King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), ordered him back to Thailand where he became a high-ranking military officer. He became king on the death of his brother on 26 November 1925 and was crowned on 25 February 1926. Thailand was not immune from social change and financial crisis and on 24 June 1932 a coup was staged by the People’s Party which then demanded constitutional reform. The king accepted what he regarded as inevitable change but relations with the People’s Party deteriorated to the extent that the king chose to abdicate on 2 March 1935. He moved to England and died at Virginia Water, Surrey, on 30 May 1941. The medal is not often found.