Turkish Crimea Medal – Captain Hamilton

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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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Medal: silver
Ribbon: Grosgrain
119mm Length
36mm Wide
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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