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eMedals-A Russian Imperial Crimean War Medal 1853-1856

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A Russian Imperial Crimean War Medal 1853-1856

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A Russian Imperial Crimean War Medal 1853-1856

A Russian Imperial Crimean War Medal 1853-1856 - Dark bronze version, obverse illustrating the intertwining, crowned cyphers of Emperors Nicholas I and Alexander II topped by the all-seeing eye emanating flaming rays, inscribed "1853-1854-1855-1856" below the cyphers, reverse inscribed "We Have Set Out Hopes in Thee O Lord, Let Us Never Be Ashamed" in Russian, 28.5 mm, ribbon wrapped around a five-sided cardboard frame, contact marks, edge nicks, very fine.   Footnote: The medal was awarded to non-commissioned officers, petty officers, enlisted men and sailors who had taken part on land or sea against the enemy or had defended the naval base of Petropavlovsk; to all other servicemen, who had taken indirect part in the conflict; to a regiment of Cossack Cavalry, that had taken part in the war as well as to militia and deserving civilians; to merchants and civilians, who had helped the war effort or aided the wounded.  
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