Coorg Medal, in Silver
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The Coorg Medal was established by the Honourable East India Company in 1837. It 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 from a chain while Silver Medals were suspended from a cord.
A total of 300 Silver 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.
There may be additional versions that differ by composition.
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