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Egypt Medal 1882, miniature
[GB1540]
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£75
Egypt Medal 1882, miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal with swivel bar for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned, veiled head of Queen Victoria facing left, circumscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’ (Victoria Queen and Empress); the reverse with a sphinx facing left on a decorated plinth, circumscribed ‘EGYPT’ above, dated ‘1882’ below; diameter 17.35mm (0.68 inch); surface pitting as usual; on replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted in October 1882 to be awarded to Army and Navy personnel active in the campaign in Egypt earlier that year to suppress the nationalist uprising against increasing British and French control of Egyptian affairs. A good period miniature.

 
Egypt Medal 1882, miniature
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Egypt Medal 1882, miniature
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Egypt Medal 1882, miniature
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