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Ashantee Medal
Ashanti Medal obv.jpgAshanti Medal rev.jpg
Obvserse and reverse of the medal
Awarded by UK
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility British and Colonial forces
Awarded for Campaign Service
Campaign Third Ashanti Expedition
Description Silver and Bronze, 38mm diameter
Clasps Kumassi
Established 1901
Related Ashantee Medal (1873-74)
Ashanti Star (1896)
Ashanti Medal BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal

The Ashanti Medal (1901) was the first campaign medal authorized by Edward VII. This medal was created for those troops that were engaged in the Third Ashanti Expedition, also known as the War of the Golden Stool. This expedition lasted from March 1900 – September 1900, with the final outcome being the Ashanti maintaining its de facto independence. Even though the Ashanti were annexed into the British Empire, they ruled themselves with little reference to the colonial power.


Silver or bronze Medal

Obverse: The bust of King Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform and the inscription EDWARDUS VII REX IMPERATOR .

Reverse: A lion standing on a rocky cliff, crossed spears at him lying on a face in the background of the rising sun, underneath the inscription ASHANTI.

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