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French and British War Commissions New York Visit Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4922
Date: 
1917
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "D.C.FRENCH" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "E.B.LONGMAN/[illegible] 1917." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing female bust of Liberty, facing right, in helmet adorned with sprays of oak and pine and a lily flower; legend: "TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT TO NEW YORK OF THE FRENCH AND BRITISH WAR COMMISSIONS 1917." Reverse depicts British knight and Joan of Arc welcomed by Columbia.
Gallery Label: 
This medal is part of a series sponsored by the American Numismatic Society.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group