1855 GREAT BRITAIN TURKEY OTTOMAN EMPIRE SARDINIAN TURKISH CRIMEA WAR MEDAL SILVER. The Turkish Crimea Medal was issued by the Sultan of Turkey in 1855 to the Allied forces of Britain, France and Sardinia who served during the Crimean War 1854 – 1856. The medal is circular, 36mm in diameter and was struck in silver. The obverse of this medal depicts a cannon, mortar and anchor standing on the Russian flag. A map of the Crimea is spread over the cannon. In the background are the four flags of the allies. The reverse depicts the Sultan’s cypher and the inscription;’Crimea 1271′ in Arabic, all within a wreath. Because it was issued to different allied forces, three versions of the obverse exist. These are as follows. Awarded to the British with the inscription;’CRIMEA 1855′ upon the obverse in the exergue, British flag to the fore, on the right. Awarded to the French with the inscription;’LA CRIMEE 1855′ upon the obverse in exergue, French flag to the fore, on the right. Awarded to the Sardinians with the inscription;’LA CRIMEA 1855′ upon the obverse in exergue, Sardinian flag to the fore, on the right. The original suspension was by means of a small silver and larger steel ring fit through a pierced hole in the disc, but this is very often replaced with a Queen’s Crimea medal suspender, or some other more robust form of suspension. The medal was issued un-named but these medals are frequently found with engraved naming of various un-official styles – in in some cases they are also found impressed in regimental or depot style. 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.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1784-1860