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Medal commemorating Admiral Count Orlov and the Battle of Chesme, 1770; reverse
Medal commemorating Admiral Count Alexis Grigorivich Orlov and the Battle of ChesmÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”¬Â«, 1770. Obverse: Half-length of Admiral Orlov (right) in helmet and plumes, uniform and order, holding a baton in his extended right hand. Ribbon of St Andrew over right shoulder. Legend in Russian (Count Alexis Grigorovich Orlov, victor and destroyer of the Turkish fleet). Reverse: Plan of the action showing the position of the fleets and the surrounding land inscribed with the names of the places. Legend in Russian (And there was in Russia joy and gladness). Exergue in Russian (ChesmÃ”Ã²Ã¡â”¬Â«, 24 and 26 June 1770, the Admiralty offers this in gratitude to the victor). Fitted with a loop and blue ribbon. Presented to Captain John Elphinstone (1722-1785), Rear-Admiral in the Russian Navy, who commanded the Russian fleet during this battle under Orlov as Commander-in-Chief.
- Image reference: E2650-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London