East and Central Africa Medal, in Silver (with "1898" clasp)

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SKU: 02.GBR.0210.101.01.003

Estimated market value:

$400-950 USD

  • Silver Medal (with "1898" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1898" clasp) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$400-950 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATIX Rev: EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    36mm

History


The East and Central Africa Medal was instituted in February 1899. It was awarded to British, Indian, and Native forces in military operations in Uganda between 1897 and 1899. Silver Medals were mostly awarded to British troops while Bronze Medals were awarded to Native troops and camp followers. The Medal was also awarded to 7 ladies.

4 possible clasps were authorized to be awarded with the Medal:

1. “UGANDA 1897-98”
2. “LUBWA'S”
3. “1898”
4. “UGANDA 1899”

The “LUBWA'S” clasp was always issued with the “UGANDA 1897-98” clasp. Few recipient did not receive a clasp.

A variety of naming styles were used and the value of the Medal may vary by recipient. The value for Medals awarded to European recipients is expected to exceed the value of Medals awarded to Native recipients, while the value for Medals awarded to ladies is expected to be up to three times the price of other Silver Medals.

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