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Afghanistan Medal 1878

Afghanistan Medal 1878

SKU: cn59

Afghanistan Campaign Silver Medal 1878 with a swivelling suspension
Bar:               Ali Musjid
Obverse:        Effigy of Queen Victoria VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX 
Reverse:        Marching and mounted soldiers with arms with an elephant carrying a cannon
Exergue:       1878-79-80
Edge:            12/12 Bde Pte G Pickering 81st Foot
Diameter:      36 mm

The Afghanistan Medal was awarded to members of the British and Indian armies who served in Afghanistan between 1878–1880 during the Second Afghan War
The Battle of Ali Masjid - the narrowest point of the Khyber Pass - took place on 21 November 1878, opposing British and Indian troops against Afghan army

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