Saulles, George W. de; artist; British artist and medallist, 1862-1903
Garbe, Richard; artist; British sculptor, 1876-1957
Abbas II (1892-1914); ruler; inferred
Victoria (1837-1901); ruler; inferred; Queen of Great Britain 1837-1901
London; mint inferred
Sudan; place of use
Lester Watson Collection
Group 1: Queen's Sudan Medal, Khedive's Sudan Medal, Sudan Medal (1910)
The circumstances of award and the history of the individual medals are discussed in their entries, q.v.
The original recipient of this group is not known, as none of the medals are named. The Queen's Sudan Medal and the Khedive's Sudan Medal do however bear his regiment, the 12th Sudanese Regiment, and his number, 2439/9, and the Museum hopes to hear from anyone who can use these data to supply more information about the owner of these medals and his clearly extensive career fighting in Sudan and Egypt. The third medal bears no inscription at all.
The group is joined by stitching at the top of the ribbons. Lester Watson purchased it from the London dealers Spink at some point before 1928.
Sudan, place of use, country
weight, 170.96, g
diameter, 115.5, mm
loan; 2005; Cambridge in America
Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Spink before 1928
design; obverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
design; reverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
Watson Catalogue; Group 1
British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Sudan (Queens) (1896-7) ; Sudan (Khedive's) (1896-1908)  (Firket, Hafir, Abu Hamed, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, Gedid, Nyam Nyam); Sudan (Khedive’s) 1910  (S Kordofan 1910, Sudan 1912). First two numbered 2439/9, 12th Sudanese Regt.; third unnamed.
Object Number: LW.0359
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141570; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2011-08-05)