British Victorian medals and badges from the height of the British empire. The medals tell the story of 19th Century expansion and retention of the countries and colonies alongside those of the individual soldiers.
Crimea war medal 1854-1856 with one of the five possible clasps – Sebastopol. Whislt the condition is “well loved” as a used car dealer would say the naming on the rim is very interesting.
LIEGEOLS or LIEGEOIS with no unit makes me think it has been issued to a French soldier. However to complicate matters further the French in the time of the crimean campaign (1854-6) LIEGEOIS were a Belgian unit serving with the French forces. Would the medals be named to a unit directly? Or is this a surname for a Soldier with some family conection to Liege?
An India General Service medal IGS 1895 or IGS2 (2nd iteration) in Bronze to a native soldier or support trooper. Unfortunately the worst condition of all medals in my collection with the soft bronze and hard life in India contributing to many dents, scratches and edge knocks. As usually encountered the soliders name has been engraved around the rim of the medal but it is illegible.