Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, pale blue with yellow edges.
|Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Awarded for||Campaign service.|
|Description||Silver disk, 36mm diameter.|
|Established||15 December 1854|
|Related||Turkish Crimea Medal|
The medal is notable for its extremely ornate clasps, being in the form of an oak leaf with an acorn at each extremity, a style never again used on a British medal. The suspension is an ornate floriated swivelling suspender, again unique to the Crimea Medal.
Five bars were authorised, the maximum awarded to one man was four. Azoff was only issued to Naval and Marine personnel. The medal was issued without a clasp to those who were present in the Crimea, but not present at any of the qualifying actions. A five bar specimen is held in the Royal Collection.
This medal was also presented to certain members of allied French forces. These medals, in addition to the five British clasps, were often issued with unauthorised French bars; Traktir, Tchernaia, Mer d'Azoff, and Malakof.
The medal was awarded with the British version of the Turkish Crimean War medal, but when a consignment of these were lost at sea some troops were issued with the Sardinian version instead.
- Category:Recipients of the Crimea Medal
- Baltic Medal
- Turkish Crimean War medal
- Turkish Order of the Medjidie
- Légion d'honneur
- Médaille militaire
- Crimean War medals
- Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - Medals Yearbook - 2006, (2005), Token Publishing.
- Joslin, Litherland, and Simpkin (eds), British Battles and Medals, (1988), Spink
- The Crimean War Medal by Mike Hargreave Mawson
- "The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, (Lancaster), Crimea Medal". www.kingsownmuseum.plus.com. http://www.kingsownmuseum.plus.com/medalsb.htm.
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