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Indian General Service Medal (1908-35): CM.1271-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Mint: London
Ruler: Edward VII (1901-10)
Artist: Garbe, Richard
Ruler: Edwardvs VII Kaisar-i-Hind (With the title of)

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Description

The India Medal of 1895 having needed alteration for its last issues due to the death of Queen Victoria, in 1908 it was decided to replace it entirely with a new medal of Edward VII, which was first issued in 1909.
The first issue was for actions on the North-West Frontier between British India and Afghanistan, which had been a source of political tension for the length of the nineteenth century, as the precarious Imperial accommodations with local tribes required continual maintenance.
A variety of small operations in and beyond the area of the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, against the Pashtun Mohmands and others in the years preceding 1908, qualified soldiers for the first issue of this medal. This one went to Private A. Austin of the 1st Royal Warwicks. Lester Watson acquired the medal before 1928.

Notes

History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.1 mm
Weight: 44.12 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester

Dating

1909 - 1911

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Edward facing left

  • Text: EDWARDVS VII KAISAR-I-HIND
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Jamrud fort overlooking Khyber Pass with mountains behind

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1271-2009
Primary reference Number: 141365
Watson Catalogue: 172
Ordering: M-0154
Previous object number: LW.0154
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 22 January 2022 Last processed: Sunday 23 January 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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