Jeanne d'Arc Medal
Paul H. Manship (American, 1885–1966)
Object Place: United States
0.95 cm (3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Armor-clad female figure on horseback facing proper right hand of medal and carrying a standard with raised fleur-de-lis in her right arm. A horizontal angel above the figure’s head offers her a sword. In raised letters at the right and left sides: “JEANNE D’ARC”. In raised letters on the ground line below the horse: “PAUL MANSHIP 1915”
Reverse: A female figure in flowing drapery with hands joined in prayer. She is bound to a stake; cut wood is beneath her feet and flames engulf her form. A hand comes from a cloud above to crown the figure with a laurel wreath. A border of small dots separates the image from the raised inscription which circles the perimeter of this side: “LA VIERGE HEROIQUE ET MARTYRE MCCCCXXXI”
Obverse: In raised letters on the ground line below the horse: "PAUL MANSHIP 1915"
Purchased by seller, Ernest Rohdenburg III, almost 20 years ago.
Gift of Robert Radloff and Ann Beha, and Mrs. Andrew Oliver
Reproduced with permission.