Medal, Purple Heart

An American purple heart medal. The bronze medal features a left facing profile of George Washington on a dark purple enamelled background. A white enamelled shield with three red stars and two horizontal stripes feature atop the heart, flanked by two branches with green enamelled leaves. " FOR MILITARY MERIT " is marked on the reverse.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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