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Empress of India 1877

£895.00

Empress of India, 1st January 1877, Silver, The stunning large silver breast badge awarded when Queen Victoria became the Empress of India. In excellent preserved condition with one small edge bump.

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Origin: United Kingdom
Extremely Fine

Description

Empress of India, 1st January 1877, Silver, the impressive large neck badge awarded upon the occasion of Queen Victoria becoming the Empress of India.

 

A particularly well preserved example showing only minor signs of wear, one very small edge bump about 9 o’clock.

 

With replacement full length neck ribbon with sewn in clips.

 

This magnificent and unusual large silver medal, which has a diameter of about 58mm and made from silver was a rare issue given on the occasion of Queen Victoria ascending to the title of Empress of India during the 1877 Delhi Durbar.

 

A small number of medals were awarded in Gold to select officials and Indian Royalty.