Circular silver medal with claw and ornate scroll swivel ribbon bar with original ‘WAZIRISTAN 1919-21’ clasp; the face with the crowned head and shoulders portrait of King George VI facing left in coronation robes, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V KAISAR-I-HIND’ (George V Emperor of India); the reverse with a view of Jamrud Fort and the entrance to the Khyber Pass, inscribed ‘INDIA’ on a plaque below with oak and laurel branches to either side; attributed on the edge to ‘CARPT. SANT RAM, M.W.S.’; a few light surface scratches; on replaced correct ribbon.
The Medal was instituted on 1 January 1909 for service in campaigns on India’s borders. This example is of the first George V issue, 1910-1930. The ‘Waziristan 1919-1921’ clasp was awarded for service in Waziristan between 6 May 1919 and 31 May 1921 suppressing the revolt by Waziris and Mahsuds that followed the invasion of British India by Afghans.