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Date Instituted

1901

Campaign

Gold Coast 1900

Obverse

Head of King Edward VII with the inscription ‘EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR`

Reverse

A Lion with the sun rising in the background and the word ‘’ASHANTI`

Size

36 MM

Metal:

Silver or bronze

Naming

Indented or engraved capital letters

Clasps

1 – ‘KUMASSI`

Approx. Medals issued

5,000 of which about 900 were in bronze

Comments

This medal was awarded to the defenders of Kumassi and personnel of the two columns that marched to relieve the garrison. The medal was predominately issued to native troops since most British troops were fighting the Boers in South Africa.

ASHANTI MEDAL