Posts Tagged Ashantee

Two men, same name, couldn’t be more different

Many collectors avoid medals to men named to Smith, Williams, Jones or other common surnames. The rationale being that it’s much easier to research medals to men with unusual names. I found myself being delighted recently when I discovered an unusual middle name  existed for William A.

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The Ashantee medal to the RN and RM

In an earlier blog I wrote about the Ashantee medal with Coomassie clasp. The intent was to introduce a roll compiled by Captain Douglas- Morris and reproduced on the OMSA website. Since I have an interest in medal provenance I began collecting information on all the medals

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Ashantee Medal with Coomassie Clasp to RN and RM

Many collectors describe the reverse of this medal which features bush fighting between British soldiers and Ashanti warriors as their favourite amongst the campaign medals issued during the Victorian period.                             The Coomassie clasp

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