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French and British War Commissions New York Visit Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5049
Date: 
1917
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "D.C.FRENCH" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "E.B.LONGMAN/[illegible] 1917." Inscription: edge, lower center: "70 MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing female bust of Liberty, facing right, in helmet adorned with sprays of oak and pine and a lily flower; legend: "TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT TO NEW YORK OF THE FRENCH AND BRITISH WAR COMMISSIONS 1917." Reverse depicts British knight and Joan of Arc welcomed by Columbia.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group