Battle of Lorraine Medal

Title:
Battle of Lorraine Medal
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Bronze; wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 10.8 x 1.9 cm ) Overall: 3 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 8 x 0.7 cm )
Description: 
Bronze uniface commemorative plaquette, with rounded upper edge, inset into dark purple fitted leather case with red silk satin and silk velvet interior, issued by the Paris Mint to commemorate the Battle of Lorraine. It depicts French and American soldiers standing at right, with their right arms raised; French soldier holding laurel branch in his right hand; inscription at left: "LA/LORRAINE/AUX/ETATS-UNIS/12 SEPTEMBRE/1918"; with image of Gothic cathedral beneath.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Col. J.M. Wainwright, 1947
Object Number: 
INV.5355
Marks: 
Inscription: at lower right of field: "A.FINOT/1919" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group