Afghanistan Medal

SKU: 02.GBR.0193.101.01

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  • Silver Medal Obverse
  • Silver Medal Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    March 19, 1881
  • makers
    Royal Mint, London
  • remarks
    The obverse was designed by J.E.H. Boehm and the reverse was designed by Randolph Caldecott. The value of the medal is expected to different according to recipient. Medals awarded to British troops are generally expected to achieve prices on the higher end of the ranges listed here.

History


The Afghanistan Medal was established on March 19, 1881. The Medal was awarded to Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and other ranks of the British and Indian Armies in recognition of service in Second Afghan War from 1878-1860.

The Medal could be awarded with clasps that denote participation in specific battles. Multiple clasps could be awarded to the same recipient, with 4 clasps being the most awarded to one recipient. The following 6 clasps were officially awarded:

1. "ALI MUSJID"
2. "EIWAR KOTAL"
3. "CHARASIA"
4. "KABUL"
5. "AHMED KHEL"
6. "KANDAHAR"

The medals were issued named, but many different typefaces were used.

There may be additional versions of the Medal that differ in size.

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Versions

  • Price

    $200-375 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $375-625 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $475-750 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    $600-1250 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: AFGHANISTAN 1878-79-80 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

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