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Title Medal of Honour, Provincial Exhibition, NWP (India)
Nationality British Empire
Period 1867
Price £250.00

Marked on the obverse: 'MEDAL OF HONOR 1867' with 'PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION N.W.P.' [for Province] and 'THE HONBLE E. DRUMMOND, LT.GR.' [for Governor]. It is neatly engraved around the rim: 'SUPDT. ROORKEE WORKSHOPS', probably for the railway workshops in the town of Roorkee in Northern India.

A possible recipient for this medal is Captain James Waterhouse. The 1868 Indian Army List shows JW as Supdt. Photographic Branch in the Surveyor General's Department in Roorkee, 23.7.66. In his time he was highly esteemed for his portraits of indigenous people. He became Major General in 1899 and retired from service in 1904. Arguably, he stands in the front rank of pioneers of Indian photography.

This medal was possibly issued for the Paris World Exposition in 1867, which had an Indian and colonial section.

The medal (just over 4cm in diameter) is signed 'W.Wyon RA' under the bust of the Queen, which is the typical 'young' head of the mid-19th century medals by this august family of medalists, found on both Mutiny and Crimea medals, for example.

The condition is GVF+.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : British Empire : 19th Century]

testimonials

My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008

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