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Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-8

MED0108
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Collection Coins and medals, Orders and medals
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections The Company in crisis by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Hewston, Alexander, Leading Seam
EventsIndian Mutiny: 1857-58
VesselsShannon 1855 (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID MED0108
Description 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".
Date made 1857

Artist/Maker Wyon, Leonard Charles
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials organic: textile [ribbon]; metal: silver
Measurements 36 mm
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  • Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-8 (MED0108)
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