Circular silver medal (36mm in diameter) with one clasp.
Obverse design: the cypher of Khedive Abbas Hilmi II and the date in Arabic (the year of the Hegira 1328). Reverse design: lion, facing right, its forelegs resting on a low plinth which is inscribed with the word 'SUDAN'. Beyond the lion an expanse of water, signifying the River Nile, and on the distant riverbank two clumps of palm trees, one clump to the right of the lion's head the other to the left of its hindquarters. The horizon partly obscures a shining sun, the rays of which fill the sky. Below, an oval shield positioned horizontally. The points and shafts of a group of crossed spears protrude from behind the shield and at the base of the design, beneath the shield, stylised flowers.
Suspender: straight bar, swivel.
Ribbon (width 32mm): red/green/BLACK/green/red (all colours watered; green stripes 3 mm wide; red stripes 4.5 mm wide). Single clasp embossed: 'ATWOT'.
[Note that this medal has been incorrectly mounted on the bar - the obverse faces away from the observer].
Khedive's Sudan medal awarded to Pierce Charles Joyce, Connaught Rangers, for his part in a 'punitive expedition' (with Egyptian Army forces) against Atwot Dinka tribesmen between 9 February and 17 March 1910, and in the Aliab District between 29 March and 4 April 1910.
Reverse designed by Richard Garbe, this medal is a first issue type; second issue medals have non-swivelling suspender bars. The ribbon colours are said to symbolise the Sudan, black, guarded by Egypt, green, and Britain, red. The medal was first issued by the Khedive Abbas Hilmi in 1911.