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Honourable East India Company's Egypt Medal

MED0466
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Object ID MED0466
Description Honourable East India Company's Egypt Medal, 1801. The obverse depicts a sepoy, standing, holding a large ensign; an attack upon a fortified position in distance. The exergue bears the inscription in Persian: 'This medal has been presented in commemoration of the defeat of the French armies in the Kingdom of Egypt by the great bravery and ability of the victorious army in England'. On the reverse is a starboard quarter view of a full rigged ship under sail approaching land; pyramids in distance (right). The exergue reads 'MDCCCI'. The medal is fitted with a loop. It was issued by the HEIC to British and Indian troops from India who formed a Division under Major General Baird.
Date made circa 1811

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 49 mm
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  • Honourable East India Company's Egypt Medal (MED0466)
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