Medal, New Zealand
A New Zealand Medal. The silver medal features a left facing profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA D:G:BRITT:REG:F.D " is embossed around the edge of the profile. A wreath is featured on the reverse with " NEW ZEALAND VIRTUTIS HONOR " embossed around the edge of it. "297 Pte. C. Clarke, 2/18th Foot." is marked on the edge. The medal is attached to a blue ribbon with a central red stripe by a straight suspension bar ornamented with fern leaf designs. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
This medal was awarded to C. Clarke of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment. It was gifted to Taranaki Museum as part of the collection of south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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