Offered is an original Khedive‘s Sudan Medal 1896-1908 with 6 campaign clasps. 39mm wide circular silver medal on swivel ribbon bar with original ‘SUDAN 1899’, ‘GEDAREF’, ‘KHARTOUM’, ‘SUDAN 1897’, ‘HAFIR’ & ‘FIRKET’ clasps; the face with the elaborate tughra of Khedive Abbas Hilmi II, dated ‘۱۳۱۴’ (AH1314 = AD1897) below; the reverse with a trophy of arms, inscribed in Arabic characters below and again dated ‘۱۳۱۴’. The medal is named as issued to as awarded to a Sudanese soldier, Mahmoud Badi, who would have fought with either the 10th or 11th Sudanese Infantry. Medal comes with the correct silken ribbon, being court mounted for hanging in a frame.
The Khedive’s Sudan Medal was a campaign medal awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt for service during the Mahdist War in Sudan. Established 12 February 1897, by Khedive Abbas Hilmi Pasha, this medal was initially to commemorate the reconquest of the Dongola province in 1896. It was subsequently authorised for later campaigns and action up until 1908. The medal was awarded with fifteen different clasps.