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Date Instituted

1881

Campaign

Afghanistan 1878-80

Obverse

Five pointed star with a ball between each point except for the top which is surmounted by a crown. At the centre is the raised monogram of Queen Victoria consisting of the overlapping letters ‘V.R.I.`

Reverse

The reverse is plain

Size

60mm high and 45mm wide.

Metal:

Bronze

Naming

Naming appears on the reverse in indented capitals or sloping script for Indian troops.

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

This star was awarded to all those who took part in Robert`s epic 310 mile march from Kabul to Khandahar to relieve the desieged garrison and should always be accompanied with Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 with the ‘Kandahar` clasp. The star is made of bronze from captured Afghan cannons.

KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR