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Honourable East India Company Long Service & Good Conduct Medal: CM.1300-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Calcutta
Issuer: East India Company
State: United Kingdom
Ruler: Victoria (1837-1901) (Inferred)




As the Royal Army in other parts of the Empire were now receiving the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, the East India Company determined in 1848 to issue its own to its European troops, under similar conditions to the Royal Army award, that is, 21 years' service in the Infantry or 24 in the Cavalry without court martial or with particularly distinguished conduct. It was issued until 1873.
This example was awarded to Corporal George Cade of the 20th Hussars. Lester Watson acquired his medal at some point before 1928.


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: 36.2 mm
Weight: 33.52 g

Place(s) associated

  • Calcutta

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1862

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Collection of war trophies with Company arms at centre

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscriptions

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1300-2009
Primary reference Number: 141394
Watson Catalogue: 203
Ordering: M-0183
Previous object number: LW.0183
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

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

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