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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1916 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Allouard, Henri, born 1844 - died 1929 (medallists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.101-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal was made by Henri Allouard in France, 1916. This medal commemorates the Battle of the Yzer, the dramatic defence of the last parcel of Belgian territory against German invasion in the early stages of the war.

Physical description

Obv., female personification of France dressed in a soldier's great-coat stands in the centre in a defiant pose, arms crossed. To the right, French marines stand up to their knees in water firing rifles; to the left more marines run to the attack, one in the act of falling wounded. At France's feet the French cockerel crows over the defeated Prussian eagle. Rev., portrait busts of Admiral Ronarch and General Foch supported by branches of oak and laurel. The edge has the incuse cornucopia of Paris Mint and BRONZE.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1916 (made)

Artist/maker

Allouard, Henri, born 1844 - died 1929 (medallists)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"BATAILLE DE L'YZER," "H.ALLOUARD"
obv.

"AMIRAL RONARCH GÉNÉRAL FOCH," "H. ALLOUARD"
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 67.5 mm

Descriptive line

Medal, the battle of the Yzer, struck bronze, by Henri Allouard, French, 20th century, 1916

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gullen, Lucy, Fisher, Wendy and Nobert Jopek. [Exhibition handlist] 'One by One': European Commemorative Medals of the Great War 1914-1918. Victoria and London: Albert Museum, 1998. no. 12.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Cockerel; Eagle; Marine; Female

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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