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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • Crimea Medal 1854-1856 (descriptive name)
    • Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery. (associated name)
  • Description
    Crimea Medal 1854-1856 (with one bar, plus three)
    Medal awarded to Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery
    silver medal; ornate swivelling suspender; one bar attached to medal and additional set of three bars
    obverse: diademed head of Queen Victoria; legend: VICTORIA REGINA and date: 1854
    reverse: the standing figure of a roman warrior with shield and short sword being crowned with laurel by the winged figure of Victory; word CRIMEA on lhs
    bars: ornate oak leaf and acorn pattern; one bar attached to medal: INKERMANN
    additional set of three bars: BALAKLAVA / INKERMANN / SEBASTOPOL
    obverse: name of designer: W. WYON RA. on truncation of the bust
    reverse: name of designer: B. WYON SC. inside rim on lower lhs
    ribbon: light blue with yellow edges
    medal unnamed
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1978.85, N1592
  • Accession number
  • Collection area
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  • Display location
  • Record richness
medal, campaign, 1978.85, N1592, S091, Photographed by: Rohan Mills, photographer, digital, 12 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1592
  • Notes
    Crimea Medal 1854-1856 (with one bar, plus three)
    Medal awarded to Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery
    Note: Inkermann bar attached to medal and three extra bars for Sebastopol, Inkermann, Balaklava
    Medal awarded to Archibald Annett, Royal Artillery.
    Inkermann: 5th November 1854
    Sebastopol: 11th Sept 1854 - 9th Sept 1855
    Balaklava: 25th October 1854
    Archibald Annett was born in the parish of Ballymore, County Armagh, Ireland. He enlisted with the Royal Artillery in 1847, and served with the regiment until 1872. He served in South Africa, the Crimea (1854-55) and was on garrison duty in Australia before coming to New Zealand, circa 1863. Following his discharge in 1872 his family joined him in New Zealand. He died on 1st January 1875 aged 47 years.
  • Event
    Crimean War
    28th March 1854 - 30th March 1856 fought in the Crimea between Russia and Turkey and her allies (England and France). Five main bars issued for significant battles: Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann, Sebastopol and Azoff
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    25 Mar 1854-30 March 1856
    25 March 1854 to 30 March 1856
  • Subject category
  • Production
    William Wyon (medallist)
    Benjamin Wyon (medallist)
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    Circa 1856
    Crimean War
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • W. WYON RA.  (medallist's initials)
    • B. WYON SC  (medallist's initials)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 1 - medal diameter : 36mm
      (medal diameter: 36mm ribbon width: 27mm)
    • 2 - Ribbon width : 27mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    4 May 2016

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