Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58

Awarded to John Harrison VC. Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria with a diadem, hair tied in a knot (L). Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA". Reverse: Britannia in a helmet, a shield in her left and a wreath in her right hand. Legend: "INDIA". Exergue: "1857-1858". Bar: "LUCKNOW". Suspended from a cusped bar by a white ribbon with two scarlet stripes. Inscription on edge: "JOHN HARRISON. H.M.S.SHANNON".

Object Details

ID: MED2084
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Display - Traders Gallery
Creator: Wyon, Leonard Charles
Events: Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858
Date made: 1858
Exhibition: Traders: The East India Company and Asia
People: Harrison, Boatswain's Mate John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 36 mm

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