Obverse: diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend 'VICTORIA REGINA'.

Reverse: A lion representing Africa depicted crouching in a token of submission in front of a Protea bush, above the words 'SOUTH AFRICA', below a Zulu shield and four crossed assegais. Orange yellow ribbon with two wide and two narrow dark blue stripes. Often referred to as the Zulu War Medal it was awarded for operations against various tribes between September 1877 and December 1879. Purchased by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Lieutenant John Cave Bayly, 27th Foot; unknown; Spink.


The Inniskillings Museum

Enniskillen Castle, Wellington Road, ENNISKILLEN, County Fermanagh, BT74 7HL
028 6632 3142
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Opening times

June – September
Mon – Fri,10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm

October – May
Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat, 11am – 5pm

Bank holidays open from 10am – 5pm (Including ROI bank Holidays).

Closed over Christmas - New Year period

Daily last admission to Museums is 4pm.

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