Medal, Ashantee

An Ashantee Medal. The silver medal features a veiled left facing profile of Queen Victoria. " VICTORIA REGINA " is embossed around the profile. The reverse features a jungle skirmish between British soldiers and Ashantee warriors. " COOMASSIE " is embossed on a clasp which attaches the medal to a light orange and black striped ribbon. "1290 PTE. T. CUNNINGHAM. 2 BN. RIFLE BDE. 1873-4" is marked on the edge. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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This medal was awarded to T Cunningham for his service on the Gold Coast campaign (also known as the third Anglo-Ashanti War), West Africa, in 1873-1874.
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