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Medal - Tank
  • Tank
    Morlon, Pierre Alexandre, born 1878 - died 1951
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1918 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morlon, Pierre Alexandre, born 1878 - died 1951 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. R. H. Whitwell

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal by Pierre Alexandre Morlon was struck by the Paris Mint to celebrate the success of Allied tanks on the Western Front. Morlon combines the traditional use of an allegorical figure with a realistic depiction of a tank in action.

Physical description

Bronze medal by Pierre Alexandre Morlon. Obverse: Chars d'Assaut (Tank). Reverse: Plain circular space for engraving a name, surrounded by a wreath of laurel and flowers.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1918 (made)


Morlon, Pierre Alexandre, born 1878 - died 1951 (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 6.8 cm

Descriptive line

Char d'Assaut (tank), struck bronze, by Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, French, 20th century, 1918.

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

Cullen, Lucy, Fisher, Wendy and Jopek, Norbert, 'One by One': European Commemorative Medals for the Great War 1914-1918, London : Victoria & Albert Museum, 1998
Maier, Nicolas, Französische Medaillenkunst / French medallic art / L'art de la médaille en France, 1870-1940, Munich: Nicolas Maier, 2010, cat. 294 p. 321.
Jones, Mark, The Art of the Medal, London: British Museum Publications, 1979, p. 152
Monnaie de Paris, Catalogue général illustré des éditions de la Monnaie de Paris. 3/ La Troisième République, Paris, 1978, p. 270.

Subjects depicted

Sword; Tanks (military vehicles); Warfare; Woman


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