Lot 25: Queen Victoria Empress of India Medal
27th September 2017
An 1877 medal honoring the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India on January 1, 1877. Silver, 55 mm, 94 gm. The front features a portrait of the queen encircled with text, "Victoria, 1st January 1877"; reverse reads "Empress of India" in English, Persian, and Hindi. Complete with its full purple-and-yellow neck cravat and fitted G. G. Adams case. In very good condition, with overall tarnishing to the medal and the case's clasp broken. These silver medals were issued to select British and Indian military officers and civilians, as well as one soldier from each British and Indian regiments serving in India at the time of the proclamation celebrations of the 1877 Delhi Durbar.
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