The Indian Mutiny Medal
Instituted 18th August 1858 for award
to British and Indian troops deployed against the Mutineers.
The last of the Honourable East India Company's medals issued on
behalf of the British Government.
Description: Silver 36mm diameter with a
suspension. Obverse; the Diademed head of Queen Victoria and the
legend "VICTORIA REGINA". reverse depicts a standing Britannia with
a shield, presenting a wreath. Behind is a standing British lion,
above is the word "INDIA" and in exergue the dates "1857 -1858".
Bars: Five fish tailed bars with rosette separators were issued:
DELHI - DEFENCE OF LUCKNOW - RELIEF OF LUCKNOW - LUCKNOW - CENTRAL
Naming: Impressed in Roman capitals. Official replacements turn up
on a thicker flan with the naming in taller letters and showing the recipients
service number. (service numbers are not impressed on the original
Ribbon: White, with two red stripes.
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.)