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n.1.A silver coin of Turkey formerly rated at twenty, but since 1880 at nineteen, piasters (about 83 cents).
2.A Turkish honorary order established in 1851 by Abdul-Mejid, having as its badge a medallion surrounded by seven silver rays and crescents. It is often conferred on foreigners.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The portrait of Mary Seacole on the cover of your February issue does not, in fact, show her wearing the British Crimea medal; the medals illustrated are the Turkish Crimea medal, the French Legion of Honour and the Turkish Medjidie.
When she returned to England destitute, commanders in the Crimea raised money for the nurse, who was awarded the British Crimean medal, the Turkish Medjidie and the French Legion of Honour.
That gentleman has himself pursued a most honourable career in the diplomatic service of the Crown, while his brother the late General Sir Alexander Macdonell, K.C.B., served with great distinction in the Crimean War where he commanded the 3rd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (Medal with 3 clasps, brevets of Major and Lieutenant Colonel, C.B., Knight of the Legion of Honour, Sardinian and Turkish Medals and 5th class of the Medjidie) and in the Indian Mutiny (Brevet of Colonel, medal with clasp) also in the campaign of the North West frontiers of India in 1864 (Medal) as well as in the expedition against the Mohmu Tribes, which he commanded (medal with clasp).
It depicts Mary Seacole proudly displaying the emblem of her Creole identity--a red neckerchief--and wearing a set of three miniature medals: the British Crimea; the Turkish Medjidie and the French Legion of Honour.