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What is this medal? Seems to commemorate 1828 Russo-Turkish war


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You are correct. The imagery on the medal revives a classical theme to celebrate victory: A soldier stands over the fallen body of an enemy with a pile of weapons as trophy. The sickle and star on the shield clearly represent the Sultanate of the Ottomans. Since there appears to be a breached wall in the background and the date is 1828 this probably celebrates the victory at Varna.

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