Medal, Afghanistan

An Afghanistan Medal. The silver medal features a veiled and crowned left facing profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX " is embossed around the outside. The reverse features a marching column with an elephant carrying a cannon at the centre. " AFGHANISTAN / 1878-79-80 " is embossed around the scene. The medal is attached to the dark green and crimson striped ribbon by a plain suspension bar. "PTE J. WRIGHT 9th LANCERS " is marked on the edge. The medal is mounted on cardboard together with a Kabul to Kandahar Star.
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This medal was awarded to J Wright for service in the Afghanistan campaign of 1878-1880. It was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston
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