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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1918, Italy, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37309

Summary:
Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in Italy, 1918.

At the end of the First World War the Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal (only China and Montenegro did not), 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 - both combining all national colours and symbolising the end of conflict).

The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, 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 on chariot drawn by four lions, with wings and arms spread, in her right hand she holds a torch, her left is drawn back over her head, she is looking to the right. The artist's name, G Orsolini MOD in small incuse letters in the left exergue.
Reverse Description: An ancient victory tripod with two doves flying from the top, each carrying a branch with leaves; at sides of tripod, MDCCCXIV MDCCCXVIII; around above, GRANDE . GVERRA . PER . LA . CIVLITA'; in exergue, AI COMBATTENTI DELLA NAZIONI ALLEATE ED ASSOCIATE (Translation - To the combattants of the allied and associated countries)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: G Orsolini MOD
MDCCCXIV MDCCCXVIII
GRANDE . GVERRA . PER . LA . CIVLITA'
AI COMBATTENTI DELLA NAZIONI ALLEATE ED ASSOCIATE
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Italy, 1918
References: References:
http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/Content/Imperial/WWI/Victory-Medal.asp

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