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Battle of Verdun

French
1916
Artist Séraphin-Émile Vernier (French, 1852–1927)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 27 mm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2161

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal, commemorating the battle of Verdun (1915-1916) with hanging loop and ring at top.

Obverse: Bust of a woman looking to proper left with raised sward and proper left first; inscribed above “ON NE PASSE PAS” and at proper right “VERNIER”.

Reverse: Two-towered castle façade; inscribed above “VERDUN” and below “21 FEVRIER/1916”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "ON NE PASSE PAS" and at proper right "VERNIER".

Reverse: Inscribe above "VERDUN" and below "21 FEVRIER/1916".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw