East & West Africa Medal 1887-99

Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria in a diadem and veil (L). Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA". Reverse: a group of soldiers and Africans fighting in the bush for their fallen comrades. Suspended from a bar, and yellow ribbon with a broad black edge and two narrow black central stripes. Bars: "BRASS RIVER 1895". "Benin 1897". Inscription on edge: "ALFRED NOAD. STO: H.M.S. BAROSSA". Mounted on bar with MED1080.

Object Details

ID: MED1079
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Poynter, Edward John; Wyon, Leonard Charles
Events: Brass River Expedition, 1895; East & West Africa War, 1887-1888 Benin Expedition, 1897
Vessels: Barossa (1889)
Date made: 1874
People: Noad, Alfred
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 36 mm

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