East and West Africa Medal, in Silver

SKU: 02.GBR.0200.101.01

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  • Silver Medal (with "WITU 1890" clasp) Obverse
  • East and West Africa Medal, Silver Medal (with "SIERRA LEONE 1898-9" clasp)
  • Silver Medal (with "WITU 1890" clasp) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with “1891-2" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "JUBA RIVER 1893" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "JUBA RIVER 1893" clasp,) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with "GAMBIA 1894" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "GAMBIA 1894" clasp) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with "BENIN RIVER 1894" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "BENIN RIVER 1894" clasp) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1897-98" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1897-98" clasp) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1898" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1898" clasp) Reverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1900" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1900" clasp) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    November 1, 1892
  • remarks
    The obverse was engraved by Leonard Charles Wyon, and the reverse was engraved by Sir Edward Poynter. It is uncertain how additional clasps may affect the value of the medal.

History


The East and West Africa Medal was established on November 1, 1892. It was awarded to Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted men of the British Army, as well as Officers and enlisted men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in recognition of service in military campaigns in Africa from 1895-1896. It was also awarded to African and Indian troops, in which case it was awarded in bronze.

Every campaign was recognized by a clasp worn on the ribbon - except for the M'wele Campaign from 1895-1896 which was awarded without a clasp and dedicated with an engraving on the rim. Multiple clasps could be awarded to the same recipient, with 7 clasps being the most awarded to one recipient. The following 21 clasps were officially awarded:

1. “1887-8”
2. “WITU 1890”
3. “1891-2”
4. “1892”
5. “WITU AUGUST 1893”
6. “LIWONDI 1893”
7. “JUBA RIVER 1893”
8. “LAKE NYASSA 1893”
9. “1893-94”
10. “GAMBIA 1894”
11. “BENIN RIVER 1894”
12. “BRASS RIVER 1895”
13. “1896-98”
14. “NIGER 1897”
15. “BENIN 1897”
16. “DAWKITA 1897”
17. “1897-98”
18. “1898”
19. “SIERRA LEONE 1898-99”
20. “1899”
21. “1900”

Recipients of the Ashantee Medal (1873) who served in additional African campaigns were not awarded the East and West Africa Medal but were instead awarded with appropriate bars for further service in East and West Africa.

All medals were issued named, but a number of different naming styles were used. There may be additional versions that differ by the inscription.

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Versions

  • Price

    $550-800 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy could achieve prices up to 2 times higher than those listed here. The Silver Medal (with "...

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  • Price

    $200-325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "WITU 1890" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with “1891-2" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy could achieve between $1600-1900. The Silver Medal (with "1892" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WY...

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  • Price

    $200-325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "WITU AUGUST 1893" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $2900-3200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "LIWONDI 1893" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $2900-3200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "JUBA RIVER 1893" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $3200-4500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "LAKE NYASSA 1893" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy could achieve prices up to 3 times higher than those listed here. The Silver Medal (with "...

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  • Price

    $200-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "GAMBIA 1894" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy are expected to achieve prices on the higher end of this price range. The Silver Medal (wi...

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  • Price

    $400-500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BRASS RIVER 1895" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $275-600 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "1896-98" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $275-600 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "NIGER 1897" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BENIN 1897" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "DAWKITA 1897" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

  • View Item
  • Price

    $275-550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "1897-98" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

  • View Item
  • Price

    $275-550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "1898" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

  • View Item
  • Price

    $275-550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "SIERRA LEONE 1898-9" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

  • View Item
  • Price

    $275-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "1899" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

  • View Item
  • Price

    $275-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "1900" clasp) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: M'WELE 1895

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Other versions exist with variable inscriptions including "MWELE 1895-6" but no difference in price is known. The Silver Medal (for M'...

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  • Price

    $325-675 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy are expected to achieve prices on the higher end of this price range. The Silver Medal (wi...

  • View Item
  • Price

    $450-875 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Medals awarded to members of the Royal Navy are expected to achieve prices on the higher end of this price range. The Silver Medal (wi...

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  • Price

    $575-650 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with 4 clasps) is stamped "L.C. WYON."

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