Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3891
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting a male figure at center, in Czech national dress, bound to pillars with swastika; female with infant at left, child embracing man's waist at right; Prague's architectural landmarks, St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles bridges in background; inscription below city views: "PRAVDA", at left, and "ZVITEZI", at right; in exergue: "CZECHOSLOVAKIA"; legend in exergue: 'SHALL . BE . FREE. AGAIN." Reverse shows Czechoslovakian coat of arms of 1919-1939, adapted from a 20-korun coin.
Gallery Label: 
This medal was issued for the former Czech consul H.T.Schwanda to protest the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group