Ashanti Medal

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Ashantee Medal
Ashanti Medal obv.jpgAshanti Medal rev.jpg
Obverse 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
Statistics
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 – September 1900, with the final outcome that the Ashanti maintained its de facto independence. Ashanti was annexed into the British Empire, but they ruled themselves with little reference to the colonial power.

Description[edit]

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.