Offered is an original 1854-1855 Baltic Campaign medal. 36mm wide Circular silver medal on claw and ornate foliated swivel suspender; the face with the young crowned head of Queen Victoria, inscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA’ and signed ‘W. WYON RA’ (for William Wyon, R.A., 1795-1851, chief engraver at the Royal Mint 1828-1851); the reverse with the figure of Britannia seated on a rock, a trident in her right hand, a naval cannon and cannon balls imposed on crossed standards below a crown at her feel, the fortress of Bomarsund beyond to the right, Fort Sveaborg to the left, inscribed above ‘BALTIC’, dated ‘1854-1855’ below and signed ‘L. C. WYON.’ (for Leonard Charles Wyon, 1826-1891); very slight contact marks; un – named as issued on correct ribbon.
Instituted April 1856 for award to those that served with the Naval deployment to the Baltic during the Crimean war. This is mainly a Royal Navy and Royal Marines medal although 106 medals were issued to a Royal Engineer contingent present.