Star, Ashanti

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An Ashanti Star. A bronze saltire cross with a four pointed star in the angles is surmounted by a circular belt. " ASHANTI 1896 " is embossed on the belt which surrounds a British crown. " FROM THE QUEEN " is marked on the reverse, which is otherwise plain. It is attached to a yellow ribbon with black stripes by a simple ring suspension. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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This medal was awarded for service during the Gold Coast campaign in Western Africa during 1896. It was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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