France / Great-Britain, British Crimean War, Silver Medal 1854, with certificate


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France / Great-Britain. British Crimean War Medal. 1854; Ø 40.0 mm.
Oak leafed pin with inscription ”Sebastopol”, with original ribbon, attached to issue certificate of the French Ministery of War, dated 1856.
Obverse: VICTORIA – REGINA -1854, crowned portrait of queen Victoria left // Reverse: CRIMEA, Roman soldier armed with circular shield and short sword being crowned by a flying Victory.

Extremely rare in this version. Uncirculated


The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia.
In early April 1854 the British and French arrived at Sevastopol, the main port of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. In 1855, after heavy battle, the city was taken.

In new frame with clarity glass, reinforced back. Size including frame: 32,5 x 41,5 cm.
Due to the item’s fragility, it won’t be sent by post or courier and can only be collected at our office in Utrecht. Exceptions are the Benelux countries and Germany, to which we will transport it personally.


Text on certificate:

“Médaille instituée par Sa Majesté la Reine d’Angleterre.

Le Capitaine commandant la 3e Compagnie
d’Ouvriers Constructeurs des Equipages Mres
certifie que le Sieur Seltzer, Jean Baptiste ouvrier de 3e classe à la dite compagnie
a fait partie de l’expedition de Crimée depuis le Sept Juin 1855, ___ jusqu’au quatre Juillet 1856 et a obtenu la Médaille instituée pa La Majesté la Reine
d’Angleterre. Il a assisté au Siège & à la prise de Sébastopol, ___ ce qui lui donne droit à une agrafe.
Châteauroux, le 16 Novembre 1856″

Text under medal:
Médaille et Agrafes
remises le 14 Juillet 1857


Medal instituted by Her Majesty the Queen of England.

The captain commanding the 3rd Company
of construction workers of the forces Mres
declares that mr. Seltzer, Jean Baptiste 3rd class worker at said company has been part of the Crimea expedition from June seventh 1855, until July fourth 1856
and obtained the Medal instituted by Her Majesty The Queen of England.
He was present at the siege & taking of Sevastopol, ___ which gives the right to a decoration.
Châteauroux, November 16, 1856”

Text under medal:
“Medal and pin issued on July 14, 1857”

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