Medal, Seringapatam

A Seringipatam Medal. The silver gilt medal features a British lion and the tiger of Mysore fighting. The reverse features a siege party entering the breached walls of a fortress. It is attached to a woven cord by a simple ring clasp.
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The Seringapatam Medal was designed to commemorate the victory of the British army over Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, in 1799. It was commissioned by the East India Company in 1801 and issued to all the participants in the campaign using various metals.
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