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Object Name: Medal
Date: 1914-1932
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Medium: Metal, silk, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 14.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Medal suspended from ribbon attached to bar pin; (2) Victory Medal, round bronze-medal suspended from double rainbow ribbon with imprinted bars; "MONTDIDIER-NOYON, ST. MIHIEL, DEFENSIVE SECTOR"; obverse winged figure with shield and sword; reverse, U.S. Shield; above "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION"; column to left "FRANCE, ITALY, SERBIA, JAPAN, MONTIENGRA, RUSSIA, GREECE"; right column "GREAT BRITAIN, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, CHINA"; lower border of six stars.
Object Number: INV.5197.2
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This bar of miniature medals awarded to J.H. Marsching includes the Purple Heart, the World War I Victory Medal and two New York State medals. The last medal is inscribed on the front "Chateau-Thierry Coste 204, Washington, Lafayette." The obverse reads: "La Victoire Apparat Chateau-Thierry, 18 Juliet 1918."