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0073.3: Deccan Medal, 1784, Small Silver



Added by: Ed_Haynes
Description: The small silver medal is 32mm in diameter. The obverse depicts Britannia waving a laurel wreath in the general direction of a distant fort, and the reverse bears an inscription in Farsi translated "As coins are current in the world, so shall be the bravery and exploits of these heroes by whom the name of the victorious English nation was carried from Bengal to the Deccan. Presented in AH 1199 [1784] by the East India Company’s Calcutta Government".
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Date Added: 12-10-2004