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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1918, Cuba, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37295

Summary:
Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in Cuba, 1918.
The Victory medal was awarded to all members of the Cuban Armed Forces who served during the World War I.

The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, it would share a common feature of a depiction of Victory on the obverse and a ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, the Union of South Africa and the United States of America.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1918 AD
Obverse Description: A figure of Victory standing facing, with wings and arms spread, in her right hand she holds an inverted sword; and with her left a palm branch, she is looking up. The artist's name, "Chandej" (?) in small incuse letters to the right feet.
Reverse Description: The shield of Cuba surmounted by Cap of Liberty between oak and olive branches; around above, LA GRAN GUERRA POR LA CIVILIZACION at the sides the names of the allied states, FRANCIA INGLATERRA ESTADOS - UNIDOS RUMANIA BRASIL RUSIA BELGICA ITALIA SERVIA MONTENEGRO PORTUGAL JAPON CHINA GRECIA
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: LA GRAN GUERRA POR LA CIVILIZACION
FRANCIA INGLATERRA ESTADOS - UNIDOS RUMANIA BRASIL RUSIA BELGICA ITALIA SERVIA MONTENEGRO PORTUGAL JAPON CHINA GRECIA
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Cuba, 1918
References: References:
http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/Content/Imperial/WWI/Victory-Medal.asp

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