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India General Service 1854. Glazed and gilded. With clasp 'Pegu'

A magnificent un-marked H.E.I.C. presentation piece

The silver medal exquisitely gilded, with the planchet contained within obverse and reverse sealed glazed lunettes

A choice item of Honourable East India Company history

Condition: EF

Code: 18713Price: 395.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Bhootan, North West Frontier (Sepoy Suntea Thappa, 66th or Goorkha Regt.)

Note: Upper clasp attached by rivets. With small 'Bazaar Wallah' silver test mark on rim

Recipient was a Sepoy (Rifleman) serving with the 66th or Goorkha Regiment of the Indian Army

In 1881 this Gurkha regiment was retitled 1st Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment

Condition: VF

Code: 16141Price: 345.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with 3 x clasps 'Hazara 1888', 'Samana 1891', 'Waziristan 1894-5' (1699 Sepoy Ranjha Singh 3d. Sikh Infy.)

The earlier clasps with customised side carriage to allow the attachment of the subsequent clasps, and arranged in the correct order of ascending dates

Important: Reference 'A Dangerous Game. British Colonial Warfare on the Indian Sub-Continent 1854-1892. Volumes III & IV (Parritt & Waibel, 2010), it is confirmed that the 3rd Sikh Infantry served in all three of the campaigns commemorated on the clasps on this medal

Note: The recipient was an Indian soldier of the Sikh faith, serving as a Sepoy (Private) with the 3rd Sikh Infantry (Punjab Frontier Force), an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army

A fine multi-clasp IGS 1854 medal to a highly distinguished Sikh infantry unit of the 'Punjab Frontier Force', British Indian Army

Condition: About GVF

Code: 19436Price:


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India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, N.E. Frontier 1891 (833 Sepoy Banbir Thapa (2d.) 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in all the campaigns commemorated on this particular multi-clasp medal

The lower clasp with adpated lugs to mount the subsequent clasp is typical found on medals originally issued with flush clasps, that needed to be removed and or adpated to mount subsequent later issue clasps

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and a unit with a long and distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18711Price: 350.00 GBP


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). No clasp

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The medal fitted with a short length of original stitched silk riband, now frayed

Condition: Dark toned patination. About VF

Code: 19435Price: 275.00 GBP


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). With 2 x loose clasps 'Canton 1857' & 'Taku Forts 1858'

Note: The two clasps are loose on the silk riband

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The short length of silk riband now frayed

Condition: About VF

Code: 19434Price: 325.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Victoria silver issue with clasp 'Defence of Chitral 1895' (Sepoy Dadu (3) Hunza Levy)

Important: The clasp only, is a contemporary tailors copy, marked 'Copy' on backstrap of clasp (a/f)

Note: There were no Hunza Levies present at the Defence of Chitral. The only Hunza Levies present during the #Chitral Campaign' were those presrnt in Colonel Keyy's 'Relief Force', which latter all qualified for the 'Relief of Chitral 1895' clasp. None of the IGS 1895 medals issued to the to 'Hunza Levies' included a regimental number (we previously sold another IGS 1895 medal to Hunza Levy, per offeirng of the IGS 1895 with clasp 'Relief of Chitral 1895' named to Sepoy Kaira Hunza Levy, that we previously sold on 3 December 2014

Important: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (7th Edition, 2006) it is recorded that Colonel Kelly's 'Relief Force' included an estimated 100 Hunza & Punyal Levies - all of who were awarded the IGS 1895 medal with clasp 'Relief of Chitral'

The recipient of this medal whose name was 'Dadu' (and the third of that name to serve in the unit) was by ethnicity a Hunza, serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the Hunza Levy

Condition: GVF

Code: 19433Price: 245.00 GBP


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India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (3824 Sepoy Shah Dal Q O Corps of Guides Infy.)

Recipient was an Indian soldier holding the rank of Sepoy (Private) serving with the Queens Own Corps of Guides Infantry, a regiment of the Indian Army

The Corps of Guides (comprising both Cavalry and Infantry regiments) was arguably the most distinguished and battle corps of the British Indian Army. With the regimental centre located at 'Mardan' Cantonment in the North West Frontier Province, the 'Guides' were an integral component of the 'Punjab Frontier Force' and prior to the Great War deployed in numerous campaigns and wars on the North West Frontier of India, as well as fighting further afield in the Punjab during the Second Sikh War; at Delhi during the Indian Mutiny, and several campaigns during the Afghanistan War of 1878-1880. Prior to 1914, the Guides Infantry earned the below following battle honours;

- Mooltan
- Goojerat
- Delhi 1857
- Ali Masjid
- Kabul 1879
- Afghanistan 1878-80
- Chitral
- Malakand
- Punjab Frontier

A choice condition medal to 'the' most distinguished regiment of the British Indian Army

Condition: About EF

Code: 18708Price:


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India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Victoria obverse, silver issue with 2 x clasps 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' & 'Tirah 1897-98' (2036 Pte. F. Xavier, 21st Madras Pioneers)

The recipient was a Eurasian, or South Indian of the Christian faith, who served as a Private soldier with the 21 Madras Infantry (Pioneers), an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army

The 21st Madras Pioneers was one of only two units - and the only 'infantry' regiment - from the Madras Presidency, to deploy to theatre and subsequently receive the battle honours 'Punjab Frontier' & 'Tirah' (the other Madras unit to serve and receive those battle honours was the Qeens Own Madras Sappers & Miners)

A choice example of this medal type

The 21st Regiment of Madras Infantry (Pioneers) were re-styled as 21st Madras Pioneers in 1901, and in 1903 were restyled as 81st Pioneers. In 1922 the regiment became 10th Battalion 1st Madras Pioneers. In 1933 the Madras Pioneers were disbanded

A choice example of a medal to a soldier from a minority class that was only recruited in the Madras Presidency

Condition: About EF

Code: 18964Price: 175.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Victoria silver issue with 3 x clasps 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' 'Samana 1897-98' & 'Tirah 1897-98' (685 Bugle Major Maniram Bura 2d. Bn. 4th. Gurkhas)

Recipient was a Bugle Major serving with 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles

Bugle Major was a unique appointment held by only one member of the regiment at any particular time

A scarce and desirable rank and medal clasp combination to the 4th Gurkha Rifles

Condition: Very Fine

Code: 17459Price: 375.00 GBP

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