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.
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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