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Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal

Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal
Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal
Title
Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal
Date 
1939
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
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.
Object Number 
INV.3891
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
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