'The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition', medal

'The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition', medal

'The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition'
Medal (obverse view)
Elinor Hallé (born 1856)
Cast by James Moore of Thames Ditton
England
1890
Bronze, cast
Museum no. 361-1890
Given by the Royal Geographical Society

Emin Pasha, the Governor of Egyptian Sudan, was rescued from an uprising by a party led by the famous explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Five out of the nine Europeans died during the expedition. In commemoration, the Royal Geographical Society commissioned a medal. It was designed by a woman, which was unusual at that time.

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