Turkish Crimea Medal – Captain Hamilton

Production date
1855
Description
Turkish Crimea Medal, a campaign medal issued by Sultan Abdülmecid I of the Ottoman Empire to allied military personnel involved in the Crimean War of 1854–56. This medal was awarded to Captain John Hamilton, 1855. Although he was a British soldier, he received a Sardianian medal with the imprint 'La Crimea 1855'. A ship bringing part of the consignment of medals to Britain was wrecked and the problem was resolved by issuing Sardianian and French strikings to British troops.
Ribbon: grosgrain; salmon pink/green
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Media/Materials
Medal: silver
Ribbon: Grosgrain
Measurements
119mm Length
36mm Wide
Collection
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1973/39/4

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