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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in the 19th century, in England. The obverse of this medal is embossed with a sphnix, labelled "Egypt," a horn labelled "Ava, Martinique," and the words "Medal of Merit. For 7 years good conduct. XIII." The reverse is plain.

Physical description

Obv., embossed with a sphinx, labelled "Egypt," a horn labelled "Ava, Martinique," and the words. Rev., plain.

Place of Origin

England (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

"Medal of Medal. For 7 years good conduct. XIII."


Diameter: 1.562 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas.W.Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Historical context note

The 13th Regiment of Foot (1st Somerset Light Infantry). 'Egypt' refers to the Egyptian campaign of 1801, 'Martinique' refers to the capture of Martinique and Guadaloupe 1809-10, 'Ava' refers to the First Anglo-Burmese War 1824-26. This places the medal award around 1824 before the battle honour 'Bhurtpore' was added in 1826.

Descriptive line

Medal, good conduct, 13th Regt. 'for 7 years good conduct', English, early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1877, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. p. 134.



Subjects depicted

Horn; Sphinxes


Coins & Medals


Sculpture Collection

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