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Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal: CM.1309-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Mint: Calcutta
Ruler: Edward VII (1901-10)
State: United Kingdom
Ruler: Edwardvs VII Kaisar-i-Hind (With the title of)

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Description

At King Edward VII's succession to Queen Victoria in 1901, most of the service medals then on issue were renewed with a portrait of the new monarch by George de Saulles, but with the current reverses and suspensions maintained. The Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal was no exception, as comparison with the first issue will show. Conditions of issue also remained the same, to wit, twenty years' continuous service in good standing, with a gratuity awarded annually to two recipients in each of the three Presidencies of British India.
This medal was awarded to Sepoy Bahimullah of the 25th Punjabi Regiment. Lester Watson acquired it at some point 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: 36.3 mm
Weight: 39.55 g

Place(s) associated

  • Calcutta

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1901 - 1910

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: Central inscription "INDIA" with leaf-sprays around, marginal inscription outside and floriate/foliate ornament to edge

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1309-2009
Primary reference Number: 141403
Watson Catalogue: 213
Ordering: M-0192
Previous object number: LW.0192
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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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