I am looking for information regarding the attached photos. One photo is of a ring that looks well-worn. The other is for a pin that appears to be unused. I am assuming they are military in origin, perhaps for service or an award.
An obit for a close relative of mine includes a mention that he was cited by the Czar for bravery in Plevna. I believe but do not know if this citation refers to the Seige of Plevna. I have seen no records to date regarding his military service and will post separately for further inquiry about that. He was Jewish and in 1855 was born in Latvia. He immigrated in 1887 and died in the early 1900s.
I wondered if the items in these pics were for military service, for serving in battle, or for the bravery citation. These items are in the personal effects of my father who served in the US Navy during WWll. During his life he read or spoke about family origins from Courland. And he was also very interested in Seige of Plevna.
I have looked through various documents I found via Internet searches for Orders, decorations, or medals of Russia, the Russian and Ottoman Empire. I have not looked in any print books yet.
If any of you know the meaning of these items I (and many other relatives too) would be pleased to know. Or if you can point me in the direction of other online or print sources I can look through that also is helpful. Or of course, another targeted place I can post my query is also helpful.