Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul Medal (for Ghuznee and Cabul)

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SKU: 02.GBR.0176.101.01.003

Estimated market value:

$500-800 USD

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Estimated market value:

$500-800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Makers
    Royal Mint, London; Calcutta Mint, Calcutta
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA VINDEX Rev: GHUZNEE CABUL 1842 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    36mm
  • Version Remarks
    Approximately 360 medals were awarded to British recipients and 1163 to Indian recipients. The Silver Medal (for Ghuznee and Cabul) is stamped "W. WYON R.A."

History


The Candahar, Ghuzenee, Cabul Medal was established by General Order in 1842. The Medal was awarded to Indian and British Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted men who participated in a series of campaigns in the First Afghan War.

The first version was awarded to those who served in the Candahar region, the second was awarded to those who participated in the campaign that lead to the capture of Ghuznee, the third was awarded to those who participated in the two aforementioned campaigns, and the fourth was awarded to those who served in the campaign that lead to the occupation of Kabul.

The Medal is believed to have been issued named, although unnamed examples exist.

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

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