'The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition'
Medal (obverse view)
Elinor Hallé (born 1856)
Cast by James Moore of Thames Ditton
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.
View the reverse of this medal