Medal, Baltic

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A Baltic Medal. The silver medal features a young head profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA REGINA " is embossed around the profile. The reverse features a seated Britannia figure on a plinth decorated by a cannon with a coastal scene in the background. "J. WALLS H.M.S. EDINBURGH" is marked on the edge. The medal is attached to the yellow ribbon edged with blue by a decorative scrolled suspension bar. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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This medal was awarded to J Walls for his service in the Baltic Sea campaign between 1854-1855. It was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the collection of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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