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Date Instituted

1882

Campaign

Egypt 1882-89

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria and the legend ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’

Reverse

Sphinx facing left with the word ‘EGYPT’ above and ‘1882’ below

Size

36 mm

Metal:

Silver or Bronze

Naming

Those with the 1882 date usually have engraved sloping capitals while undated examples have impressed sloping capitials or large upright capitals for those issued to the Royal Marines. Indian troops had their medals engraved in running script and those to Egyptian troops were named in Arabic.

Clasps

14 – ALEXANDRIA 11TH JULY; TEL-EL-KEBIR;  TAMAAI;  EL-TEB-TAMAAI; SUAKIN 1884; THE NILE 1884-5; ABU KLEA; KIRBERKAN; SUAKIN 1885; TOFREK; GEMAIZAH; TOSKI

Approx. Medals issued

2500

Comments

The maximum number of clasps awarded to anyone person is seven but only one such example exist while six medals were issued with six clasps. Medals with five clasps are rare but those with four or less are more common.

EGYPT MEDAL