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Commemorative Medal

2015.62.84 (RS222590)

Description

Bronze commemorative medal for the Battle of Verdun, Februrary 21, 1916. Designed by Parisian medalist S. E. Vernier. Obverse side depicts a bust of Marianne, a woman with helmet, sword and clenched fist, a symbol of the French Republic. Reverse side depicts the Porte Chaussee, the fortified gate to Verdun, wreathed by laurel leaves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1917
Inscriptions
"On ne passe pas" [They Shall Not Pass] and "S.E. Vernier 1917" (On obverse face)
"Verdun 21 Fevrier 1916" (On reverse face.)
Material
bronze (metal)
Object type
Documentary Artifacts; Memorabilia
Places
France
Descriptive terms
bronze (metal)
Commemorative
Medal, Commemorative
medals
Accession Number
2015.62.84
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310789

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