The Delhi Durbar Medal 1911

This medal was issued to commemorate King George V's Coronation Durbar celebration in British India, December 1911. A total of 26,800 medals were awarded with a large number presented to men and officers of British regiments, although it was not universally awarded - only about 25% of those present at the Durbar ended up with a medal.
 Description; a silver  medal1, 38.5mm diameter with a swivelling ring suspender. Obverse: the crowned and conjoined busts of King George V and Queen Mary, within a rose and laurel wreath. Reverse: ( in Persian script) centrally: "Dehli 1911" surrounded by " The Durbar of George V, Emperor of India, Master of the British Lands"

 Issued un-named, but occasionally encountered unofficially named. Naming in our illustrated example is in impressed2, somewhat spread out capitals, to; 5543 Cpl. L. S. Ring. X R. H. (10th Royal Hussars). Corporal Ring's entitlement is verified via the 1911 Delhi Durbar medal roll (9 officers and 121 other ranks listed for the 10th Hussars).

1. A small number were also struck in gold for award to Indian Princely rulers and the highest ranking Government officials.
2. This would generally be described as "regimentally" or "depot  impressed".



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