Peace of Versailles Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3579
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
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"
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group