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Turkish Crimean Medal (British): CM.1189-2009

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

‘Abd al-Majid (1823-61) (Ruler)
Ottoman Empire (State)
Turkey (Origin)

Description

The readiness of Great Britain and France, and also Sardinia whose contribution is often forgotten, to aid the Ottoman Empire in the Crimean War, was recognised by Sultan Abdúlmecid with the issue of a medal for all the troops of all nations involved, struck to a slightly different design for each country.
The majority of the medals for British troops were however lost with their ship during carriage to Britain in 1856, and so British troops often obtained themselves copies of the Sardinian or sometimes the French issue instead. This is one of the genuine British issue, with the Union Jack given pride of place in the field.
This medal was awarded to Corporal S. Sartin of the 62nd Regiment. Lester Watson acquired the medal at some point before 1928.

Notes

History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.3 mm
Weight: 29.79 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester

Dating

1859 CE - 1860 CE

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Struck

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1189-2009
Primary reference Number: 141283
Watson Catalogue: 78
Ordering: M-0072
Previous object number: LW.0072
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 22 January 2022 Last processed: Sunday 23 January 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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