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 swivelling cusped 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 INDIA.
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 issue.)
Ribbon: White, with two red stripes.

(Also see: Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for Infantry and Cavalry units.)



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