Obverse design: Queen Victoria, head, diademed and veiled.
Obverse text: "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX" .
Reverse design: Sphinx facing left on decorated pedestal; above the Sphinx the text (the base of the pedestal forms the exergue line).
Reverse text: "EGYPT".
Exergue text: "1882".
Suspender: straight bar, swivel.
Ribbon colours: white & blue.
Ribbon pattern: blue with two white stripes (each 6 mm wide).
(Component parts: medal with 1 clasp)
Egypt 1882 campaign medal awarded to Staff Commander A Thomas, HMS Invincible, Royal Navy. The associated clasp records service at the bombardment of Alexandria by ships under Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour. The bombardment lasted between 7am and 5.30pm on 11 July 1882. HMS Invincible was Admiral Seymour's flagship. See also medals awarded to the recipient's father, A Thomas and to recipient's son, A R Thomas FRCS, ED, RN. See Acquisition File 190/74.
Obverse design (the Royal effigy) was by L C Wyon (named at base of bust); reverse design was by J Pinches
Reference : Gordon, L L (Major) : 1962 : British Battles and Medals pp 218-224