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Ashanti Medal

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Type  Campaign medal
Clasps  Kumassi
Awarded for  Campaign Service
Ashanti Medal
Eligibility  British and Colonial forces
Campaign(s)  Third Ashanti Expedition
Description  Silver and Bronze, 38mm diameter

The Ashanti Medal (1901) was the first campaign medal authorized by Edward VII. This medal was created for those troops that were engaged in the Third Ashanti Expedition, also known as the War of the Golden Stool. This expedition lasted from March – September 1900, with the final outcome that the Ashanti maintained its de facto independence. Ashanti was annexed into the British Empire, but they ruled themselves with little reference to the colonial power.

Description

Silver or bronze Medal

Obverse: The bust of King Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform and the inscription EDWARDUS VII REX IMPERATOR .

Reverse: A lion standing on a rocky cliff, crossed spears at him lying on a face in the background of the rising sun, underneath the inscription ASHANTI.

References

Ashanti Medal Wikipedia


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