Lusitania Medal

Object Number: 
1947.340
Date: 
1915-1920
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "R. BAUDICHON" Inscription: reverse, at upper right: "RB" Inscription: edge, upper left: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing the Statue of Liberty emerging from ocean wave, her right arm with sword stretched upward; legend within line border: "VLTRIX . AMERICA . JVRIS/1917 U . S . A 1918." Reverse depicts sinking passenger ship within shield-like central panel with image of drowning child in demi-lune panel above; legend around line border: "LUSITANIA MAY . 7 . 1915."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group