Jellalabad Medal by William Wyon. 1842. Alloy, 36 mm diameter. Collection: British Museum no. M.4466. Obverse: Portrait of Queen Victoria with the text “Victorian Vindex.” Reverse: Angle holding flag and wreath with the words “Jellalabad II April — MCCXLIV.” According to Wikipedia, “The Battle of Jellalabad in 1842 was an Afghan siege of the isolated British outpost at Jellalabad (now Jalalabad) about 80 miles (130 km) east of Kabul.” [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

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