Ashantee Medal R.W Fusiliers

£365.00

Ashantee Medal

No clasp, named to 693 Private J. Bartlett, 2nd Battalion, 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1873-74.
Obverse: Veiled head of Queen Victoria and the inscription VICTORIA REGINA, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon.

Reverse: a scene of bush fighting between British and Ashanti in dense jungle, inspired by the campaign. The design, by Sir Edward Poynter, was later also used on the reverses of the East and West Africa Medal and the Central Africa Medal.

The Ashantee Medal is a British campaign medal instituted on 1 June 1874. It was awarded to British, Colonial and allied native forces, under the command of Major General Sir Garnet Wolseley, who were deployed against the army of the Ashanti King Kofi Karikari, during the Third Anglo-Ashanti (or Ashantee) War, June 1873 to February 1874

Ashantee Medal

Ashantee Medal Awarded to 693 Private J. Bartlett, 2nd Battalion, 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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Ashantee Medal Royal Welsh Fusiliers

No clasp, named to 693 Private J. Bartlett, 2nd Battalion, 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1873-74. Engraved with with blackening within the lettering.

Obverse: Veiled head of Queen Victoria and the inscription VICTORIA REGINA, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon.

Reverse: a scene of bush fighting between British and Ashanti in dense jungle, inspired by the campaign. The design, by Sir Edward Poynter, was later also used on the reverses of the East and West Africa Medal and the Central Africa Medal.

The Ashantee Medal is a British campaign medal instituted on 1 June 1874. It was awarded to British, Colonial and allied native forces, under the command of Major General Sir Garnet Wolseley, who were deployed against the army of the Ashanti King Kofi Karikari, during the Third Anglo-Ashanti (or Ashantee) War, June 1873 to February 1874

Ashantee Medal - Awarded to 693 Private J. Bartlett, 2nd Battalion, 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Ashantee Medal – Ashantee Medal Awarded to 693 Private J. Bartlett, 2nd Battalion, 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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Additional information

Medal name

Ashantee

Award Period

1873-1874

Awarded to

Pte J Bartlett, 693 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusileers