A Collection of Awards for the Indian Mutiny 1857-59

Date of Auction: 1st March 2017

Sold for £380

Estimate: £400 - £500

The scarce Indian Mutiny Medal to Colonel H. B. F. Williamson, Commandant of the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Kuppoorthullah Contingent

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Colonel Williamson Commandant 2d. Infy. Kuppoorthullah Contingent) officially engraved naming, toned, nearly extremely fine £400-500


Provenance: DNW, September 2004.

Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Randhir Singh, ruler of Kapurthala, placed all his resources at the disposal of the Government during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and did much valuable service in suppressing the uprising near his home state. In 1858 he proceeded at the head of his troops into Oudh, where they participated in six engagements and captured several guns, returning to Kapurthala in March 1859.