Great British Regiments medallion

Description
This silver medallion pays tribute to the Somerset Light Infantry's role in the 1st Afghan War, fought in Jellabad in 1842. The medallion is part of a set of 52 Great British Regiments medallions produced by The Birmingham Mints in 1976 to honour regiments which have passed over time.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 86/2003/41
Simple Name
medallion
Mint
The Birmingham Mints
Common Name
Great British Regiments medallion
Production Person Surname
Heaton
Production Country
England
Material
metal, silver
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Collection Class
Early Campaigns
Production Town
Birmingham
Production County
West Midlands
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1976
Moneyer
Heaton
Inscription / Transcription
obverse: THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY / 19th century battle scene; reverse: GREAT BRITISH REGIMENTS / 1ST AFGHAN WAR/ .....1842 / 13TH FOOT
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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