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India General Service Medal: CM.TR.2060-R

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Titles

India General Service Medal

Maker(s)

Ruler: Victoria (1837-1901)
Engraver: Wyon, Leonard Charles
Mint: Birmingham
Engraver: Wyon, William

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Description

General service medal covering minor campaigns in India. Clasp is inscribed NORTHWEST FRONTIER. Named to "2915 D.RIERDON H.M.S. 53rd REGt.".

Notes

History note: Given by The Master & Fellows of Trinity College 1937

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge

Dating

1885 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm Weight 39.30 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Profile of Victoria

  • Text: VICTORIA REGINA (in exergue) W, WYON.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Victory crowning a semi-nude seated warrior.

  • Text: L C WYON
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2060-R
Primary reference Number: 226878
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 May 2019 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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