Medal, Syria-Cilicia and the Levant

A Syria-Cilicia and the Levant medal (Médaille de Syrie-Cilicie et du Levant). The bronze medal features a helmeted female left facing figure representing the French Republic. " REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE " is marked around the profile. The reverse features a cannon, a naval anchor and standards inscribed " HONNEUR / ET / PATRIE / SYRIE / CICILIE ". " LEVANT " is marked at the top with bronze assay mark. A bar marked " LEVANT " is attached to a narrow white and blue striped ribbon. The ribbon is attached to the medal via an elaborate decorative bar through a horizontally pierced barrel shaped suspender.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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