Russian Empire. Medal "In Memory of War 1853-1856." Eastern War (Crimean war) , between Russian, France, Great Britain, Turkey and Italy. It was established on August 26, 1856. On the averse of the medal connected venzels of Emperors Nicholas I and Alexander II under the imperial crown. At the top "all-seeing eye" with outgoing rays. Downstairs under the wenzels are the dates "1853-1854-1855-1856." On the reverse the inscription "On that Lord rest, let us not be ashamed for ever."
Gilded, practically not worn (VF++ condition) on a homemade block with a moire Andreev ribbon (similar blocks were made by craftsmen on the ground in remote territories). According to the decree of November 9, 1856, the medal on the ribbon of St. Andrew was awarded to women who were in hospitals and received medals "For the Defense of Sevastopol" as well as serfs wounded and awarded the insignia of the Military Order or the medal "For Courage."
Light bronze. Diametr 28 mm.