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Mens and womens in the Great War
Medal Battle of Verdun 1916 - Bronze 81 mm

€125.00
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Diameter 81 mm
Metal MONETARY BRONZE
Weight 336 g
Mintage 1916
Official product by the Committee for the Centenary of the Great War Exceptional mintage at 1916 copies Numbered on the edge The obverse represents soldiers in the middle of the battlefield. On the left, a soldier carries a rifle with fixed bayo...
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Mens and womens in the Great War Medal Battle of Verdun 1916 Bronze 81 mm
€125.00

    Description

    • Official product by the Committee for the Centenary of the Great War
    • Exceptional mintage at 1916 copies
    • Numbered on the edge

    The obverse represents soldiers in the middle of the battlefield. On the left, a soldier carries a rifle with fixed bayonet. On his side stands an officer with a revolver. Both wear an Adrian helmet, introduced in 1915. On the right side, two soldiers are running in the no man’s land.  Below, the Sacred-way, linking Bar-le-Duc to Verdun (numbered RD1916)  is represented.

    The reverse of the medal represents a map of the battlefront as stabilized  end  of 1916.

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.