Khedive's Star, Medal (in bronze gilt,"1882")


SKU: 02.EGY.0101.101.01.001

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • Bronze Medal (with bronze gilt, dated "1882") Obverse
  • Bronze Medal (with bronze gilt, dated "1882") Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: EGYPT 1882
  • Size
  • Image Licensing

Physical Description and Item Details

An 1882 Khedive's Campaign Star - Bronze gilt, 45 mm x 46.7 mm, light contact and gilt wear, better than very fine.


The Khedive's Star, also known as the "Khedive's Bronze Star", was established by King Khedive Twefik Pasha in 1882. The Star was originally created to reward mainly British and Indian foreign soldiers of all ranks who fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War. The Star was later extended to reward service in the Mahdist War in Sudan. The Star was awarded to foreign recipients of the British Egypt Medal and also to Egyptian citizens in recognition of non-military service.

A clasp inscribed with Arabic script which translates to "Tokar" is authorized for wear on the ribbon to denote service at Tokar on February 19, 1891.

The Star features a Westernized depiction of the Khedive's cypher on the reverse.

There are 4 versions of the Star which vary by the obverse inscription. The first version of the Star was issued for service in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War and features the date "1882." The subsequent versions were awarded for operations in the Mahdist War. The second version features the date "1884" and was awarded for service provided between February 19 and March 26, 1884, while the third version features the date "1884-6" and was awarded for service between March 26, 1884, and October 7, 1886. The latest version is undated and was awarded to denote additional service between 1887 and 1891.

There may be additional versions of the Star which vary by composition.

Privately altered versions of the Star may be encountered.


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