Medal, Escapees'

A French Escapees' Medal (Médaille des Évadés). The bronze medal features a left facing profile of a woman wearing a laurel wreath representing the French Republic. " REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE " is marked around the edge. " MEDAILLE / DES / EVADES " is marked on the reverse with a wreath surrounding it. The medal is attached to a green ribbon with orange vertical stripes by a simple suspension ring through a horizontally pierced barrel suspension.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by the prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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