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Peace of Versailles Medal
Date: 1919
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude male on winged horse, flanked by figure of nude soldier in helmet, holding a sword, at left, and allegorical figure of Fame, with palm branch and laurel wreath; inscriptions: "JUSTICE", at left, with scales below, and "PEACE", at right, with the American Numismatic Society Logo above. Reverse depicts frontal view of the Versailles palace building surrounded by laurel wreath with sun above; inscription above: "PEACE OF VERSAILLES"; scrolling band beneath with date: "1919"; inscription in exergue: "THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY." Medal is inset into cream-colored square cardboard box.
Object Number: INV.3579
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: artist's initials in circle: "CB" Inscription: edge, lower center: "215" Inscription: inside box lid, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./New York"