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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1918, Italy, 1918 Reg. No: NU 37309
- 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
|Dimensions:||35 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|Obverse Description:||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)|
|Inscriptions:||G Orsolini MOD
GRANDE . GVERRA . PER . LA . CIVLITA'
AI COMBATTENTI DELLA NAZIONI ALLEATE ED ASSOCIATE
|Shape:||Round with loop and ribbon|
|Issued By:||Italy, 1918|