BRITISH EGYPTIAN ARMY KHEDIVES SUDAN MEDAL ATBARA BAR NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS

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Offered is an original Khedive‘s Sudan Medal 1896-1908 with campaign clasp to the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.

39mm wide circular silver medal on swivel ribbon bar with original ‘THE ATBARA’clasp; 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 3845 PTE J. WILSON 1/NORTH’D FUS. Medal comes with the correct silken ribbon.

The Battle of Atbara took place during the Second Sudan War. Anglo-Egyptian forces defeated 15,000 Sudanese rebels, called Mahdists or Dervishes, on the banks of the River Atbara. The battle proved to be the turning point in the conquest of Sudan by a British and Egyptian coalition.

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.

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 cm

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