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Date Instituted

1861

Campaign

Second China War 1857-60

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria with the legend ‘VICTORIA REGINA’

Reverse

Coat of Royal Arms and shield with the inscription round edge ‘ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACIM’ and the word ‘CHINA` below.

Size

36 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Naming appears in indented Roman capitals for both the army and marines while naval medals were issued un-named.

Clasps

5 - FATSHAN 1857; CANTON 1857; TAKU FORTS;  PEKIN 1860; CHINA 1842;

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

The medal is often found without bars. Fifteen members of the British Embassy Staff were awarded the medal without bar. Owing to the few men of the regiment engaged, the medals awarded to the 1st Dragoon Guards are highly sought after and command a premium.

SECOND CHINA WAR MEDAL