Commemorative Medal

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1917

GUSN

GUSN-310789

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

Descriptive Terms

medals
bronze (metal)
Commemorative
Medal, Commemorative
Medal, Commemorative

Inscription

"On ne passe pas" [They Shall Not Pass] and "S.E. Vernier 1917" (On obverse face)
"Verdun 21 Fevrier 1916" (On reverse face.)

Additional Identification Number

1299.84

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifacts; Memorabilia

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.84

Places

France