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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 marked around the edge of the profile. A wreath is featured on the reverse with " NEW ZEALAND VIRTUTIS HONOR " marked around the edge of it. "1861 to 1866 " is marked within the wreath. "J.B. POYNTER TPR POB. BY. M.V." is marked on the edge of the medal. The medal is topped by a straight suspension bar ornamented with fern leaf designs. The ribbon is missing.
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A74.865

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For biographical details of James Benjamin Poynter see papers in Alexander Turnbull Library at MS-Papers-8971-05. One of his sons James Meredith Poynter lived in Eltham.

- Derek William Leask

Posted on 29-09-2015 08:52:56