Established to mark the end of the Caucasian War. Medal For the Conquest of the Western Caucasus - was intended to reward individuals who were related to the completion of the conquest of Circassia. It was established on July 12 (24), 1864 , by decree of Emperor Alexander II , given to the Minister of War D. Simultaneously with the medal was established the cross For service in the Caucasus. This is a silver medal, diameter 28 mm.
On the obverse is a chest portrait of Alexander II. Under the edge of the shoulder is the signature of the medalist - N. On the flip side along the edge in a circle there is an inscription: FOR THE REDUCED WESTERN CAUCASUS. At the bottom, between the beginning and the end of the inscription, is a small four-petalled rosette.More than 211,000 medals were minted at the St. Petersburg Mint in the period from 1864 to 1867. There are also a number of private medal options. They can differ significantly from medals issued at the mint in terms of image details and size. Known options are made not only in silver, but also in light and dark bronze , followed by silvering. Frachal variants of the medal are also known. Please carefully review the attached photos, if you need any additional photos please contact me. The item "Antique Russian Medal order Imperial For Conquest of the Western Caucasus (1093)" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Russia". The seller is "redmedals" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.