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Medal: Victory of 1919

French
1919


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.56.19

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal medal commemorating the victory of 1919, in red papier mache box with gold stamped lettering “MEDAILLE/COMMEMORATIVE/DE LA/VICTOIRE/1919” and inside is yellow; inside of lower component “BOITE BREVETEES.G.D.C” and “MODELE DEPOSE”. Stamped on medal’s edge “Bronze”.

Obverse: Marching soldiers before a triumphal arch, set in palm wreath.

Reverse: Statue of Liberty at center, surrounded by sixteen flags and an inscribed shield below; inscribed at edge “FRANCE.AMERIQUE.BELGIQUE.SERBIE.PORTUGAL.POLOGNE.ROUMANIE.JAPON.ITALIE.ANGLETERRE.” and on shiled “LA/VICTOIRE/DU/DROIT/1919”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCE.AMERIQUE.BELGIQUE.SERBIE.PORTUGAL.POLOGNE.ROUMANIE.JAPON.ITALIE.ANGLETERRE." and on shiled "LA/VICTOIRE/DU/DROIT/1919".

Markings

Stamped on edge "Bronze".

Provenance

1956, Ms. Mary Curtis; 1956, given by Ms. Mary Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Curtis