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Maker(s):

East India Company; issuer
Wyon, William; artist
Victoria (1837-1901); ruler; inferred; Queen of Great Britain 1837-1901
Victoria regina; ruler; with the title of

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal group

Name(s):

medals; Series
Military; subseries
Britain; subsubseries
British Army; subsubsubseries

Date:

1839 1846

Description:

Group 8 (part 2): Ghuznee Medal, Gwalior Campaign Star (Maharajpoor) & Sutlej Campaign Medal (Aliwal 1846)

The circumstances of award and the history of the individual medals are discussed in their own entries, q. v.
The group is attached by a triple clasp through which their ribbons are threaded as with a normal single clasp. The ribbons are secured at the back by a long pin across all three bands. The other part of Major-General Fyler's medal group, not counting its two loose components, are similarly connected; he most likely wore them in two rows.
These were as this implies the medals of Major-General Lawrence Fyler, though he held a lesser rank at the time of their award. He served with the 16th Lancers for all of these campaigns. Some account of these services is given with the entries for each individual medal. The Lester Watson Collection includes his entire medal group, purchased as one by Lester Watson from the London dealers Seaby in 1929.

Technique:

struck

Dimension(s):

weight, 119.20, g
diameter, 126.3, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection. bt Seaby 1929. Left to James Fyler (nephew) on recipient's death 1873.

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; VICTORIA; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
design; reverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; Group 8
ordering; M-0395

Documentation:

British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Ghuznee 1839 [132]; Maharajpoor Star 1843 [222]; Sutlej (Aliwal 1846) [367]: Capt. L. Fyler, 16th Lancers.With plaque giving Fyler's final rank, unit history and citation from Aliwal (see [367] below).

Accession:

Object Number: LW.0366d
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141606; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2011-08-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141606





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