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Object Detail

A Crimea Medal. The silver medal features a young head profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA REGINA 1854" is embossed around the profile. The reverse features a winged Victory figure crowning a Roman soldier who is armed with a short sword and carrying a shield. " CRIMEA " is embossed to the side of this scene. " JOHN ROBB 79TH REGT " is marked on the edge. The medal is attached to the pale blue ribbon with yellow edges by a decorative scrolled suspension bar. " BALAKLAVA" and "ALMA" are embossed on two ornate oak leaf clasps mounted on the ribbon. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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This medal was awarded to John Robb for his service in the Crimean War from 1854-1856. It was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the collection of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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