Search results

Start typing

Queen Victoria's Palace
This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Specimen Crimea medal


Silver | 11.3 x 3.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 440655

Queen Victoria’s intention to issue a Crimea Medal was announced by the Duke of Newcastle (Secretary for War) to Lord Raglan (Commander-in-Chief) on 2 December 1854. It was to be conferred on all officers and men who served in the war. Each medal bore the clasps of those actions in which the recipient had been involved. This medal is a specimen that shows all five clasps: Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, Sebastopol and Azoff.

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.