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Date Instituted

1869

Campaign

Abyssinia War 1867-68

Obverse

Small head of Queen Victoria within a 9 pointed star with the letters making up the word ‘ABYSSINIA` appearing between the points.

Reverse

Has the embossed name of the recipient including his number and regiment or ship within laurel wreath.

Size

33 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Embossed naming appears on the reverse of this medal in small capital letters, some issued to native troops were engraved.

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued

14000

Comments

This medal was costly to make due to the embossed nature of the naming required.  

Care should be taken when purchasing this medal as it is prone to damage to the mount below the crown and repairs are common.

ABYSSINIAN WAR MEDAL