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King Albert and Queen Elizabeth Aerial Crossing of the English Channel Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3407
Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Silvered bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: artist's initials Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "T.SPICER-SIMSON" Inscription: edge, lower center: "46 MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Silvered bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated busts of King Albert and Queen Elizabeth facing left; scroll enclosing seal of the American Numismatic Society beneath is inscribed: "FORTISSIMI.SUNT.BELGAE"; legend around border: "KING ALBERT AND QUEEN ELIZABETH OF THE BELGIANS." Reverse depicts plane flying above water, surrounded by legend: "COMMEMORATING.THEIR.AERIAL.CROSSING.OF.THE.ENGLISH. CHANNEL/JVLY.MDCCCCXVIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group