Punjab Medal 1848-49. A glazed silver gilt specimen in extremely fine condition.
A fine and impressive example of the Punjab medal of 184849 fitted with all three clasps Chillianwala, Mooltan, Goojerat. The attractive reverse design shows Sir Walter Gilbert receiving the surrender of the Sikhs at the end of the 2nd Sikh War, which resulted in the annexation of the Punjab by the British. This glazed specimen was is one of a small number of specimen medals which were struck by the Royal Mint from the same dies to be presented to a few museums and important individuals who did not qualify for the medal but had special connections with India at the period. The glazing has ensured that it has remained in pristine condition. This medal has come to us from a collection which was put together some 20 to 30 years ago.
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