Obverse and reverse of the medal
|Awarded by UK|
|Eligibility||British, Colonial and native forces|
|Awarded for||Campaign Service|
|Campaign(s)||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 1 June 1874 for award to British, Colonial and allied native forces deployed against the army of the Ashanti King Kofi Karikari, 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 of communication north of the Prah river.
- North East Medals, Ashantee Medal 1873 - 1874, accessed 28 December 2010.