Jellalabad Medal (with flying victory)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.GBR.0177.101.01.001

Estimated market value:

$675-800 USD

  • Obverse and Reverse

Estimated market value:

$675-800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Makers
    Royal Mint, London
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA VINDEX Rev: JELLALABAD VII APRIL Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    36mm
  • Version Remarks
    There are known examples with impressed naming and engraved naming.
  • Image Licensing
    This image is attributed to “The A.B.C of War Medals and Decorations” by W Augustus Steward, published 1915. It is in the public domain in all countries where the copyright is a term of life plus 70 years.

History


The Jellalabad Medal was established by George Eden, Governor-General of India, in 1842. It was awarded by the Honourable East India Company to the British and Indian troops who served in the campaign to defend the Afghan city of Jalalabad between 1841 and 1842.

There are two versions of the medal that differ in the engraving. The first medal featured a mural crown, but was deemed to be "inappropriate" and a new medal was struck shortly after in its place. Recipients of the first version were invited to exchange their medals for the new version, but few accepted the offer. The second version featured a depiction of a winged Victory and was referred to as, "Flying Victory".

There may be additional versions that differ in size.

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