This medal is in fact an official decoration of the Russian Empire “Commemorative Medal Of The Russo-Turkish War 1877-
It was awarded to Romanian military personnel that participated in the Siege of Plevna (Pleven), one of the major struggles between the joint army of Russia and Romania and the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878).
“Commemorative Medal Of The Russo-Turkish War 1877-
It was awarded to military personnel of the Imperial Russian Armed Forces, military and civil officials, volunteers and Bulgarian militia fighters who fought in crucial battles in the Balkans, Danube, the Black Sea and the Caucasus. Medical personnel and clergymen were awarded as well.
Obverse bears an Orthodox cross imposed on radiant rays upon an Ottoman crescent and two dates: “
Reverse had an inscription “Not unto us, not unto us, but in Thy Name” (citation from the Book of Psalms) within a laurel wreath.