Battle of Verdun Medal
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at right of field: "Ch. Pillet" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting two allegorical female figures representing Belgium and France, holding sword, flag, and laurel branches, with city view in background; crowned eagle bearing sword at lower left with shields containing seals of France and Belgium at right; inscription at lower right: "VERDUN./ON.NE.PASSE.PAS/.MCMXVI.". Reverse depicts bust portrais of General Petain, General Nivelle, and General de Curieres de Castelnac within round medallions, labelled respectively and enclosed by laurel wreath adorned with military decorations; inscription at center: ".A./.LA.GLOIRE./.DES.HEROS.DE./.VERDUN./MCMXVI".
Gift of Alan R. Hawley
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