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Sudan Medal (1910): CM.1494-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Fuad I (1917-36)
Artist: Garbe, Richard
Mint: London
Ruler: [Ahmed Fuad] (With the title of)




The recovery by Egypt of the Sudan, after its secession under Mahdist rebels in the 1880s, did not by any means mark the end of conflict in that province, which remained restless under an Egyptian control seen merely as a puppet for British imperialism. By 1908 a total of 15 bars had been awarded with the Khedive's Sudan Medal, and it was therefore decided to institute an entire new medal, which was first issued in 1910. The medal was awarded in silver and in bronze, but bars were only awarded with the silver issue.
This medal was awarded to Captain T. M. Monk; it is not known in what campaign in the Sudan he fought. It is part of what the catalogue of the Watson Collection considers Group 6, but as it is not physically attached to the group it has been considered separately here. A further part of this group is considered previously. This medal was acquired with the rest of the group by Lester Watson 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: 36.5 mm
Weight: 37.03 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


1918 - 1921

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Inscription in Arabic

  • Text: [AHMED FUAD] / [1336]
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Lion facing right on shoreline with rising sun and palm-trees on far shore behind, standing on plinth bearing inscription; exergue of crossed spears behind shield

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1494-2009
Primary reference Number: 141591
Watson Catalogue: 358
Ordering: M-0380
Previous object number: LW.0364d
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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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