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Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal.
|Awarded by Honourable East India Company
|Awarded for||Campaign service.|
|Campaign(s)||MEEANEE 1843, HYDERABAD 1843, MEEANEE/HYDERABAD 1843.|
|Description||Silver disk 37 mm wide|
The Scinde Medal was authorised on 22 September 1843 and issued to those soldiers of the Honourable East India Company and of the 22nd Regiment of Foot who participated in Major General Sir Charles Napier's campaign against the Amirs of Sindh, Mir Rustam Khan Talpur, Mir Nasir Khan Talpur and Mir Sher Muhammad Talpur.
The medal was awarded for service between 1842 and 1843 in the Sindh campaign. Napier was sent to Sindh for the purpose of quelling the Muslim rulers of the region, who had made various hostile demonstrations against the British government after the termination of the First Anglo-Afghan War, conducting frequent raids on British convoys travelling between India and Afghanistan. His campaign against these chieftains resulted, after the victories of Miani and Hyderabad, in the complete subjugation of the province of Sindh, and its annexation to eastern dominions. The medal was issued in three variations reflecting service in the battles at Miani or Hyderabad or both.
Medal: Silver disc 37 mm wide.
Suspender: Straight Steel Clip and straight bar suspender. The suspenders on the medals issued to the 22nd Foot were replaced with silver ones at the expense of the unit's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Pennefather after they particularly distinguished themselves.
Obverse: Left facing, diademed bust of Queen Victoria with inscription VICTORIA REGINA.
Reverse: Three different versions were issued: All contained the city and date surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by a crown:
- MEEANEE / 1843
- HYDERABAD / 1843
- MEEANEE / HYDERABAD / 1843
Ribbon: Silk 45 mm rainbow pattern watered red, white, yellow, white and blue.
Engraving: Impressed with recipient's details around the rim.
- Joslin, Litherland and Simpkin. British Battles and Medals. p. 172 ribbon chart. Published Spink, London. 1988.
- http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/RELAWM14662 accessed 24 May 2010