The beautifully detailed high relief of the medal's obverse depicts the Piwakawaka bird balanced on a graceful branch of the Kowhai tree whose yellow blossoms are regraded as the country's national flower. The artist's self-portrait on the medal reverse shows Berry's close association with he beloved country.As the background for his medallic portrait he has chosen to show the view of Wellington Harbor. The medal has a hole in the bottom of the edge that would have been placed on a pin centered in a block of marble which this item does not have included in this sale. Has a ding in the rim noted but otherwise is a very nice HEAVY piece. The medal is encased in a presentation box. Presentation case is rough on the bottom as if it sat on something for years and the surfaces transferred onto each other possibly. Also front edge of the bottom has the same green color transfer noted.
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