Instituted 19th March 1881 for award to those who
served in the Second Afghan War 1878 -1880.
Description: 36mm diameter in silver with a swivelling
suspension. Obverse; The veiled and crowned head of Queen Victoria
and the legend : VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX . Reverse depicts an
army column lead by an elephant passing a hill fort. The word
AFGHANISTAN is around the perimeter and the dates 1878 - 79 - 80 are
Naming: generally engraved in upright or sloping serif capitals. Also found in
running script or impressed serif capitals to Indian units.
Bars; six issued as follows, (with action dates).
ALI MUSJID (21st November 1878)
PEIWAR KOTAL (2nd December 1878)
CHARASIA (6th October 1879)
KABUL (10th - 23rd December 1879)
AHMED KHEL (19th April 1880)
KANDAHAR (1st September 1880)
Ribbon: green with red edge stripes.
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
British Infantry and Cavalry units.)