1854 GREAT BRITAIN ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM THE CRIMEA WAR MEDAL SILVER w/RIBBON. Circular silver medal; the face with the young head of Queen Victoria, inscribed’VICTORIA REGINA’ and dated 1854; the reverse with a winged figure of Victory crowning a Roman soldier, inscribed’CRIMEA’ and signed’H. WYON'; some surface wear and edge nicks; Un-named as issued, most likely a French issue award. The medal was sanctioned by Queen Victoria on 15 December 1854 and awarded to all military who disembarked in the Crimea prior to 8 September 1855 (that is, prior to fall of Sevastopol). The’Sebastopol’ clasp was authorized on 13 September 1855 to be awarded to those who participated in the siege of that city between 11 September 1854 and 9 September 1855. The Crimean war of 1854-56 between Imperial Russia and a Franco-British-Sardinian-Ottoman alliance had the aim of drawing a limit to Russian advances towards the Mediterranean and also British India. All items are guaranteed genuine! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items”. The seller is “cotyora52″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1784-1860
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Modified Item: No