Khedive's Sudan Medal (1897)

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Khedive's Sudan Medal
Khedives Sudan Medal 1897.png
Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility Egyptian, British and Indian forces.
Campaign Mahdist War
Established 1897
Last awarded 1908
Related Khedive's Star
Queen's Sudan Medal
Khedive's Sudan Medal (1910)

The Khedive's Sudan Medal was a campaign medal awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt for service during the Mahdist War in Sudan. Established 12 February 1897, by Khedive Abbas Hilmi Pasha, this medal was initially to commemorate the reconquest of the Dongola province in 1896.[1] It was subsequently authorised for later campaigns and action until 1908. The medal was awarded with fifteen different clasps.[2]


The medal is circular, 39 millimetres, and made of silver or bronze. The obverse bears the Arabic cypher of the Khedive, and the Hijri year 1314. The reverse shows an oval shield superimposed over a trophy of flags and arms. The medal hangs from a bar suspension.[1]

The ribbon of the medal is 38 mm wide. It is yellow with a broad centre stripe of blue, representing the Nile.[1]


As many as ten clasps on a medal have been documented, while awards to British troops seldom have more than two bars. The medal could be awarded with fifteen different clasps:[3]

  • Firket (7 June 1896)
  • Hafir (19-26 September 1896)
  • Abu Hamed (7 July 1897)
  • Sudan 1897
  • The Atbara (8 April 1898)
  • Khartoum (2 September 1898)
  • Gedaref (7 September to 26 December 1898)
  • Gedid (22 November 1899)
  • Sudan 1899
  • Bahar-ed-Ghazal 1900-02
  • Jerok (January to March 1902
  • Nyam-Nyam (January to May 1905)
  • Talodi (2-15 June 1905)
  • Katfia (April 1908)
  • Nyima (1-21 November 1908)


  1. ^ a b c Mackay, James, Editor; Mussell, John W.; Editorial Team of Medal News (2004). The Medal Yearbook 2004. Devon, UK: Token Publishing Ltd. p. 236. ISBN 9781870192620.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
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  3. ^ Narbeth, Colin (2002). Collecting Military Medals: A Beginner's Guide. Cambridge, England: Lutterworth Press. pp. 41–42. ISBN 9780718890094. 

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