Army of India Medal 1851. Four clasp specimen medal.
A mint example of a specimen example of the silver medal with four clasps: Laswarree [100 awarded], Asseerghur, [48 awarded], Battle of Delhi, [40 awarded], and , Allighur [66 awarded]. These are four of the first five scarce clasps for the 2nd Mahratta War of 1803-4 which meant that recipients of the normal medal would have had to have survived for about fifty years after their service. Only 23 examples of four clasp medals are recorded as being issued on the medal rolls. The number of these specimens [which were struck to be presented to a few museums and institutions and some high ranking individuals] does not appear to have been recorded but they are certainly scarce and this is one of the finest which could be acquired. See elsewhere in this collection for a three clasp silver gilt specimen.
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