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
Collection Class
Early Campaigns
Common Name
Great British Regiments medallion
Simple Name
medallion
Production Person Surname
Heaton
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
1976
Production Town
Birmingham
Production County
West Midlands
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
metal, silver
Mint
The Birmingham Mints
Moneyer
Heaton
Inscription / Transcription
obverse: THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY / 19th century battle scene; reverse: GREAT BRITISH REGIMENTS / 1ST AFGHAN WAR/ .....1842 / 13TH FOOT

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