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Date Instituted

1839

Campaign

Ghuznee 1839

Obverse

Fortress of Ghuznee with the word ‘GHUZNEE’ below.

Reverse

Crown surrounded by a laurel wreath and the date ‘23 JULY 1839’

Size

37 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Issued un-named but many were later privately engraved or impressed in varying styles.

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

This medal was struck on orders of the Shah of Afghanistan in 1839 to show his appreciation to the British forces who restored him to his throne.  The obverse depicts the fortress of Ghunzee with the word ‘GHUNZEE’ below while the reverse has a mural crown surrounded by a laurel wreath with the date ’23 JULY 1839’.  The suspender is straight with a ring passing through a smaller loop sweated to the top of the medal.

Two separate dies exist for this medal with one having a wider border around the edge than the other. The second also has a narrower and taller fortress.

GHUZNEE MEDAL