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Sardinian Medal for Valour

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Collection Orders and medals, Coins and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Bull, John, Gunrfl
Maker: Galeazzi, F.
EventsCrimean War, 1854-1856

Object details:

Object ID MED0075
Description Sardinian Medal for Valour awarded to Gunner John Bull, Royal Marine Artillery. John Bull was favourably Mentioned in Despatches for his gallant services in the trenches when he continued repairing works while under enemy fire. The medal is silver. On the obverse are the arms of Savoy within a wreath of palm and laurel tied with a bow, the crown of Sardinia above, surrounded by the legend ‘AL VALORE MILITARE’ (for military valour). On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath and the inscription ‘Gunr. John Bull R.M.A.’ surrounded by the legend ‘SPEDIZIONE D’ORIENTE 1855 1856’. The medal is fitted with a loop and blue ribbon.
Date made 1856

Artist/Maker Galeazzi, F.
Place made Italy
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver; ribbon
Measurements Overall: x x x 33 mm
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