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1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal
  • 1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal
  • 1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal
  • 1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal
  • 1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal
  • 1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal

1837 British Coorg Rebellion Bronze Medal

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£630.00


Product Description

A very fine condition original striking in Bronze of the 1837 Coorg Rebellion Medal, that was authorized and awarded by the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) to local forces who helped suppress the rebellion.

Coorg was annexed into the Madras Presidency of the British HEIC after the Coorg War of 1834. In April 1837 a rebellion broke out, but soon ended when many chiefs and local troops gave their support to the British. The medal was not awarded to all participants, but only to the most senior among the loyal Coorgs and those that had distinguished themselves. It was awarded in gold (total of 44 awarded) to chiefs. Lesser leaders and combatants received the medal in silver (300 awarded). Europeans and members of the armies of the Honourable East India Company from outside Coorg were not eligible for this medal. Bronze specimens were also struck from the same dies, but not officially issued.

The medal was struck at the Calcutta Mint in gold, silver and some in bronze, and measure 50 mm in diameter. On the obverse it shows the figure of a Coorg warrior raising a knife in his right hand and ready to strike, while his left-hand holds a musket. Around the perimeter is an inscription in Canarese script reading: ‘A mark of favour given for loyalty to the Company’s Government in suppressing rebellion in the months of April and May 1837’. Condition is very good.

Size: 5.1 cm (2 inches)
Weight: 45 g

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