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Medal, Commemorative

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Title:  

Medal, Commemorative
Date:
1914-1918

Content Description: 

WWI Victory Medal with battle clasps. The medal and battle clasps appear to be brass. The ribbon has a rectangular shape that tapers to where it is attached to the medal by a jump ring and it is rainbow colored with red in the center, bordered by orange on both sides, then yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple on both sides. There are five battle clasps starting 0.9 cm from the top of the ribbon. Each bar is 3.9 cm wide with one small raised star on each side. Each bar has raised lettering, the first on reading AISNE, the second CHAMPAGNE-MARNE, third AISNE-MARNE, fourth MEUSE-ARGONNE, and the fifth DEFENSIVE SECTOR. The battle clasps wrap around the ribbon, and are visible on the back. There is also a brass pin on the back with a safety clasp. The medal has a raised depiction of an angel wearing a robe, armor, and a scabbard, holding a sword in its right hand and a shield in its left. The angel also has a halo with rays extending from it. The back of the medal has THE GREAT WAR FOR CIViILIZATION on the upper edge in raised letters and lists FRANCE, ITALY, SERBIA, JAPAN, MONTENEGRO, RUSSIA, and GREECE on the left side of the United States shield. GREAT BRITAIN, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, PORTUGAL, RUMANIA, and CHINA are listed on the right. There are six five pointed stars along the bottom edge of the medal.

Location:
3500 Shamrock Dr,North Carolina,Charlotte,28215
Identifier:
2003.004.003

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