Coorg Medal, Gold Medal

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SKU: 02.GBR.0164.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$6200+ USD

  • Coorg Medal, Gold Medal
  • Coorg Medal, Gold Medal

Estimated market value:

$6200+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Makers
    Calcutta Mint, Calcutta
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: [CANARESE INSCRIPTION] Rev: FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT AND LOYALTY TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT COORG APRIL 1837
  • Size
    50mm

History


The Coorg Medal was established by the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) in 1837. The Medal was awarded to natives who remained loyal to the HEIC and aided in suppressing the rebellion that occurred in Canara from April to May of 1837. The Gold Medal was awarded to Indian leaders and Subadars, and the Silver Medal was awarded to others of less distinguished rank. Gold Medals were suspended by chains while Silver Medals were suspended by cords.

A total of 44 Gold Medals were awarded.

The obverse features a Canarese inscription that can be translated to “A mark of favour given for loyalty to the Company’s Government in suppressing the rebellion in the months of April and May 1837.” It was issued unnamed.

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