Obverse and reverse of the medal
|Awarded by UK|
|Eligibility||British, Colonial and native forces|
|Awarded for||Campaign Service|
|Campaign||Third Anglo-Ashanti War|
|Description||Silver, 36.5mm diameter|
|Established||1 June 1874|
|Related||Ashanti Star (1896)
Ashanti Medal (1901)
Ribbon bar of the medal
The Ashantee Medal is a British campaign medal instituted on the 1st June 1874 for award to British, Colonial and allied native forces deployed against the army of the Ashanti King Koffee Kalkalli, during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War.
Obverse: the diademed, veiled head of Queen Victoria and the inscription VICTORIA REGINA.
Reverse: a scene of bush fighting between British and Ashanti, as inspired by the campaign.
Ribbon: yellow with black edges and two narrow black central stripes.
COOMASSIE: awarded to those present at Amoaful and the capture of the capital, or those protecting the lines communication north of the Prah river.
- North East Medals, Ashantee Medal 1873 - 1874, accessed 28 December, 2010.