Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria with a diadem, hair tied in a knot (L). Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA". Reverse: Britannia in a helmet, a shield in her left and a wreath in her right hand. Legend: "INDIA". Exergue: "1857-1858". Suspended from a cusped bar by a white ribbon with two scarlet stripes. Inscription on edge: "ALEXR. HEWSTON, LEADG SEAMAN, SHANNON".