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0292.0: Empress of India Medal

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Description: The Empress of India Medal is the first 'royal commemorative' medal intended to be worn by the recipient. It was instituted on 1 January 1877 to mark the proclaimation of Queen Victoria as 'Empress of India' at the Dheli Durbar that year. It was awarded in gold to Indian princes and senior officials and in silver to selected British and Indian military officers and civilians, as well as one soldier from each British and Indian regiment serving in India at the time of the proclamation celebrations of the 1877 Delhi Durbar. Image courtesy of eMedals.
Date Added: 04-05-2020