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Tibet Medal

Date Instituted: 1905.

Description: The obverse of this medal bears the head of King Edward VII while the reverse depicts the fortified city of Lhasa on top of a hill with the words 'TIBET 1903-04' below. The suspender is of the swivelling ornate scroll type.

Metal: Silver or bronze.

Size: 36mm.

Clasps: 'GYANTSE'.

Ribbon: Green with a broad central maroon stripe and two narrower white stripes either side.

Naming: Impressed capital letters or engraved.

Comments: Most awards of this medal went to Indian troops who along with British personnel were awarded this medal in silver. Camp followers received the medal in bronze.

Further Reading:

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