Bombay Peace Medal

Started by bagerap, January 26, 2011, 01:33:47 AM

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This charming fellow sits on my desk , right in my eyeline.

The Indian Military History Society very helpfully gave me the following:

See Robert Puddester "Medals of British India" Volume 1, London: Spink, 2002 (ISBN 1 902040 50 3) number 918.2.1 for this medal plus 918.1 - Lord Willingdon's Medal for Good Recruiting Work (Identical obverse). You might also be interested in 918.2.2 - Bombay Peace Medal - Sailors; and 918.2.3 - Bombay Police Medal - Police (both with the same obverse but different from that on your medal). Yours was not found in the die impressions of the Bombay Mint but was almost certainly struck there.

Would anyone have this book, or any other information on my heroic chum and his tiger?


Interesting medal! Your barefoot pal in Greek gear is female: Britannia. She instructs the tiger in a way that reminds me of the "Una and the lion" pattern.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


I tend to regard the figure as androgynous, but yes; I've always seen the paralells with Una.