15 February 2011
Royal Niger Company's Medal
Issued to officers and men of the Company's forces. The medal was issued in silver (above)to Europeans and bronze to to natives for service in the territories adminstered by the Royal Niger chartered company.
39.5mm diameter silver or bronze medal. The obverse portrays the bust of Queen Victoria and the legend VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX. The reverse depicts the Company's arms within a laurel wreath.
Three equal stripes of - from left - yellow, black and white.
Silver medals impressed in capitals; bronze medals (below) usually stamped with the receipient's constabulary number.
Two clasps: NIGERIA 1886-1897 (silver) and NIGERIA (bronze).
Both images courtesy of Spink. The Medal Yearbook (Token Publishing Ltd) has been invaluable in putting together the information.