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World War I Medal
Date: 1914-1919
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Medium: Bronze; wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: Container: 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1 in. (11.4 × 11.4 × 2.5 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting semi-nude allegorical female figure, with sword in her right hand, above image of tank moving forward. Reverse bears blank roundel for engraving at center, framed by elaborate surround of laurel branches and roses. Medal is inset into square black leather fitted case with dark blue silk satin and silk velvet interior.
Object Number: INV.10213
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower left of image: "A. Morlon" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE" Inscription: case cover, imprinted in gold: "IRVING S. OLDS"