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Date Instituted

1874

Campaign

Gold Coast 1873-74

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria and the legend ‘VICTORIA  REGINA`

Reverse

British troops in combat with native enemy within the jungle


Size

36 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Indented squat and heavy Roman capital letters filled in black with the dates ‘1873-4`  or  ‘73-74` at the end

Clasps

1 - COOMASSIE

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Those who also qualified for the East & West Africa Medal 1887-1900 were supposed to be only awarded the later clasps for this medal and attach them to the Ashantee Medal but many received both medals.

ASHANTEE WAR MEDAL