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Ref: 5592

Egypt/ Great Britain, Mehemet Ali Pasha, The Overland Route to India preserved 1840, bronze medal struck 1842, by A J Stothard. Very rare.

 

 

Obv: bust three-quarters left with flowing beard and wearing fez, MEHEMET ALI PACHA around

 

Rev: FROM THE COMMITTEE THE FRIEND OF SCIENCE COMMERCE & ORDER WHO PROTECTED THE SUBJECTS AND PROPERTY OF ADVERSE POWERS AND KEPT OPEN THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO INDIA 1840 in ten lines, crossed palms below

 

Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 58mm

 

Reference: Forrer V/696; Fearon 293.9; BHM -; Pud 842.2 (with signature as per Puddester’s note regarding the silver medal)

 

Notes: Mehmet Ali Pasha, Governor of Misir (Cairo), elected 1805, Sudan (which he conquered 1822-1823), Filistin, Suriye, Hicaz, Mora, Tasoz and Girit. Later he occupied Syria 1831-1840. He is buried in the Alabaster Mosque in the Citadel in Cairo, the same Citadel where he massacred the Mamlukes in 1811. Mehmet Ali Pasha was an Albanian commander and administrator in the Ottoman army, and self-declared viceroy in Egypt. He is regarded by some as the founder of modern Egypt and facilitated the overland mail route for Britain, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

 

 

Price £1350

Egypt/ Great Britain, Mehemet Ali Pasha, The Overland Route to India preserved 1840, bronze medal struck 1842

Egypt/ Great Britain, Mehemet Ali Pasha, The Overland Route to India preserved 1840, bronze medal struck 1842

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