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Crimean War Commemorative Medal from 1855 (114094)

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Crimean War Commemorative Medal from 1855  (114094)
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Commemorative medal struck in honor of the city’s celebration commemorating the end of the Crimean War. Signed V & G by Achille Vachon and Marc Giron, designers and engravers of the famed San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Medal. On the obverse, the British lion on shoreline, trampling Russian flag; cannon and arms below; ship to left in distance. On the reverse, a fasces with the flags of the Ottoman Empire and France to left, flags of Great Britain and Kingdom of Sardinia to right; below, the French eagle grasps the Imperial Russian Coat-of-arms with its claws. A rare early California medal. 37.09mm. WM. AU

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: San Francisco
Date: 1855