World War I Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Diameter: 2 7/16 in. ( 6.2 cm ) Case (bottom): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "By M. LORDONNOIS 1919" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at left: "DEPOSE" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "STUDER Ed" Inscription: edge, upper right: "BRONZE"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of running soldier facing left, holding rifle with both hands; battlefield in rising cloud of smoke in background. Reverse bears aerial view of France with major WWI battle names labelled upon it: "SOISSONS," BOIS-BELLEAU," CHATEAU-THIERRY," "REIMS," "ARGONNE," "VERDUN," and "St.MIHIEL"; above is legend with blank space for engraving beneath: ".1917 FRANCE 1918"; cross in exergue. Medal is set into dark red and purple cardboard bottom.
Gift of Mr. Bradley Skinner
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