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of medals of this war. 0bv.: same as No. 10. Rev.:
"VICTOIRE D’ALMA / REMPORTI~E SUR LES
RUSSES / PAR LES ARMI~ES ALLII~ES / DE
FRANCE / D’ANGLETERRE / ET / DE TURQUIE
/ - / 20 7bre 1854."
14.
Commemorating the Victorious Battle with the
Russians at the River Alma. Diam. 31/32 inch, by
Blac’here. Obv.: head of Napoleon III surrounded by
"NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR."
Rev.:
"BATAILLE DE L’ALMA / REMPORTI~E / SUR LES
RUSSES / PAR LES ARMIES / ALLI!~ES / - / 20
SEPTEMBRE / 1854."
Like Borrel, Blaehere had created his own
series that had the above-described obverses and
r~verses with inscriptions varying according to the
subjects they commemorate.
Besides the medal
above, the following are known to exist:
For the
Taking of: Bomarsund, Inkermann, and Sebastopol.
15. Commemorating the Battle of Inkermann. Diam.
2-7/8 inches, by the talented E. A. Oudin~. Obv.:
the head of Napoleon III surrounded by "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR*",
Rev.:
two seminude,
winged Victories wearing laurel wreaths on their
heads. The left one,. symbolizing France, is annihilating a fleeing Seythian who is carrying the Russian eagle on his shoulder; the right Victory, symbolizing Great Britain, is using the same method to
defeat a warrior who is defending himself with a
shield bearing the Russian coat of arms.
Above
are the words "’BATAILLE D’INKERMANN." And
in the exergue "5 NOVEMBRE 1854."
15a.
Medal on the same subject.
White metal,
1-5/8 inch in diam. Obv.: the head of Napoleon III.
Rev.: "(8) / VICTOIRE / A / INKERMAN / 6 - 9_e
/ !854."
16.
Commemorating the Victory at Inkermann.
Diam.
1-15/32 inch, by ~orrel.
Obv.:
same as No. 10.
Rev.: "VICTOIRE / D’INKERMANN / REMPORT~E
SUR LES RUSSES / PAR LES ARMIES ALLI~ES
/ DE FRANCE / D’ANGLETEI~RE / ET / DE
TURQUIE / - / 5 9bre 1854."
(See No. 13).
16a.
Token on the same subject. Bronze, 1-inch
in diam.
By Blachere.
Obv.: same as No. 14.
Rev.:
"BATAILLE / D’INKERI%~NN / GAGN]~E
JUNE 1955
1
/ SUR LES RUSSES / PAR LES ARMI~ES / ALLI~ES / 5 NOVEMBRE
Rev.: "VICTOIRE / DE TRAKTIR / REMPORT~:X;
SUR LES RUSSES / PAR LESARMEES ALLIEES ’
DE FRANCE / D’ANGLETERRE / ET / DE PIEMONT / - / 16 AOUT 1855." This was to mark"
the victory at the River Chernaya.)
20.
Commemorating the Reciprocative Visit to
France by Queen Victoria and Prince AlberL Diam.
2-3/32 inches. By Montagny. Obv.: the heads of
Napoleon III and Eugenie and the words "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR EUGENIE IMPE’RATRICE."
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Surrounding them:
"LA REINE D’ANGLETERRE ET LE PRINCE
ALBERT VISITENT LA FRANCE * AOUT 1855."
Jehovah
are .~c ~ ads of Queen Victoria-and
Napoleon IlL Above themi along the: edge are tlaewords "REINE D’ANGLETERRE *EMPEREUR DES
After the visit of the French imperial couple to
England in April, 1855, a reciprocative visit was
made to France by Queen Victeria and her husband.
The purpose of these trips in ~he thick of the war
was to demonstrate the sincerity and the steadfastness of the alliance.
FRANCAIS"
FRANCE et
VENTION /
PROVINCES
21.
On the same ssblect.
Diam. 2-1/16 inches.
By Montagny.
Obv.: the heads of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert.
Imcr.
same as on rev. of the
preceding medal. Rev., "LEUR / SI~JOUR / P~ /
17.
Commemoratim
and Accomplishments fc
Obv.:
the radiant Mystic Triangle inscribed in
-uhder
Hebrew
and below "1853/ALLIANCE / de la
de L’ANGLETERRE / LEU!i IN’FE~CONTER L’ENVAHISSEMENT / DES
TURQUES PAR LA RUSSU~ " Rev.:
1854 ~ P~IS~:; D~i BOMARSUND / BATAILLES
DE L’ALMA / ET
/DE
S~BASTOPOL / LE
/
COMMANDAN~
PARIS * / 18 AOUT 1855."
22. On the same subiezt. Diam. 2-3,/16 inches. By
Gayrard. Obv.: Queen Victoria. Along the circumference "VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM.REGINA’"
Rev.: "VICTRIC~UM.ARMORUM / ICTO.FOEDERE
/ FIDENTER.FIq qCORUMSOCIA / ARTES. OBRIS.
UNIVERSI / L~ dT.PARIS.IN.CONSP.EXPOSITAS
/ COMITANTE.E~’IPERATORE / INVISIT / - / A.M.
DCCC.L.V."
23.
17a. On the same sub
2 inches in
ti~nn.
By Caq
sultan, the queen, and
the. emperor. Rev.: "A LA NOBLE, / A LA PUISSANTE ./ ET VICTORIEUSE ALLIANCE / DE LA
FRANCE / DE L’ANGLET%RRE / ET DE,LA TURQUIE / 1854."
I~. This is a hybrid medal. Its obverse had origimall), appeared on an earllier medal .~ev.:
"1854 /
LA FRANCE ET L’ANGLETERBE / FtDI~LES A
LEUR ALLIANCE / ENVOIENT DES FLOTTES ET
DES ARMI~ES / POUR REPOUSSER L~ENNEMI
COMMUN / ET ASSURER L’INDI~PENDANCE /
DE L’EMPIRE OTTOMAN."
19.
Commemorating the Victory at Traktir. Diam.
1-15/32 inch. By Borrel. Obv.: same as No. 10.
On the sa~,~ subject.
Diam. 3 inches.
By L.
Merley. Obv.: Napoleon III and the words "NAPOLEON III EMPERE(Ji’t.
Rev.: two female figures
symbolizin g Great Ezltaia and France. Above them
Genius
is soaring, holding a ribbon inscribed
"SOYEZ LA BIENVEN~E." On the left is the coat
of arms of the British royal house and on the right
of the French imperial house.
Instr.:
"VOYAGE
EN FRANCE DE VICTOII[A REINE DE LA GR.
BRETAGNE" above, and in tile exergue "VISITE A
NAPOLEON III / EMP. DES FIIANCAIS / 18 AOUT
1855."
23a. On the same subject. White metal, 1-1/8 inch
in diameter. By Borrel. Obv.: Queen Victoria surrounded by "VICTORIA REINE D’ANGLETERRE."
Rev.:
"SA MAJESTE / VICTORIA / REINE D’
ANGLETERRE / VISITE / SA MAJESTIC. / NAPOLEON IIl / EMPEREUR / DES FRANCAIS / 18
AOIIT 1855."
24.
On the same subject.
A token with loop.
Diam.
THE MEDAL COLLECTOR
y Robineau.
Obv.: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Surrounding them "’VICTORIA BRIT:REG. * ALBERTUS
PRINCEPTS."Rev.: "’RI~CEPTION ET SI~JOUR EN
FRANCE / DE / LA REINE / D’ANGLETERRE /
ET’DU / PRce ALBERT / PARIS. AOUT / 1855."
"FELIX ESCOFFIER ENTREPRENEUR DE
MANUFACTURE IMPERIALE D’ARMES *"
LA
Commemorating the Taking of the Malakhov
26.
Hill.
A cast token.
Diam. 1-11/16 inch.
Obv.:
the French Imperial eagle with thunderbolts in its
talons and "GUERRE DE CRIMI~E ,/ 1 855 " surrounding it. Rev.: "Prise / de / Malakof / 8 Septembre.~ Grunt does not mention this medal.
27.
A Token Commemorating the Taking of Malakhov Hill and the Fall of Sebastopol. Diam. 29/32
inch. Obv.: Napoleon III surrounded by "L.NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR." Rev.: along the eircumf.
24a.
On the same
1-3/8 inch in diam.
24, except for
25.
Bronze,
he same as No.
27a.
size.
Commemora
at the S. Etienne
3 inches, B,
ey:
symbolizin
gue are the coats Of arms
Token in Honor of
Queen Victoria’s Visit,
and
for 20,000 Rifles
by Great Britain. Diam.
ObV,:
two female figures
and France. In the exerof both countries. Iascr.
"UNIES SOUS LE DRAPEAU DU TRAVAIL COMME
SOUS LE DRAPEAU DE LA GUERRE." Rev.: an
eagle holding thunderbolts in its talons; below it
"SOUS / NAPOLEON III / A LA DEMANDE DE
DE SON ALLI]~E / VICTORL( I / 20,000 FUSILS
DE GUERRE FABRIQU~S / A St._. ETIENN~ / PAR
LES ARMURIERS DE FRANCE / ET CEUX D’
ANGLETERRE / 1855."
And along the eircumf.
JUNE t955
"PRISE DE MALAKOFF LE 9. 7e 1855. / SEBASTOPOL SUCCOMBE." In the middle "HONNEUR /
NOTRE BRAVE / ARM]~(sic) / ET SES / ALLIltS."
Grant does not list this token.
Commemorating the Taking of Malah0v Hill and the
Fall of Sebastopel. Gilt bronze, 15/16 inch in diam.
Obv.:
Victoria surrounded by "VISITE DE LA
REINE VICTORIA A PARIS / AOUT / 1855."
Rev.: same as No. 27.
28. Commemorating the Taking of Sebastopol. Diam.
2-31/32 inches.
By Depaulis.
Obv.: NapoleonIII
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