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World War I medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: 1919
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Container (diam.): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of running soldier facing left, holding rifle with both hands; battlefield in rising cloud of smoke in background. Reverse bears aerial view of France with major WWI battle names labelled upon it: "SOISSONS," BOIS-BELLEAU," CHATEAU-THIERRY," "REIMS," "ARGONNE," "VERDUN," and "St.MIHIEL"; above is legend with blank space for engraving beneath: ".1917 FRANCE 1918"; cross in exergue. Medal is set into dark red and purple cardboard bottom.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Bradley Skinner
Object Number: 1947.122
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Marks: Obverse marked at lower right of field: "By M. LORDONNOIS 1919"; reverse, in exergue, at left: "DEPOSE"; reverse, in exergue, at right: "STUDER Ed"; edge, upper right: "BRONZE"