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Medal - War Service Medal 1914-1918, Belgium, 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 38033

Summary:
Belgium War Service Medal 1914-18.
The award is an unusual triangular shape with rounded sides. It has a red, yellow and black striped ribbon.
The name is normally given as 'The Commemorative Medal of the War 1914-1918' but it was awarded to Belgian civilians who served in the ranks of the Belgian armed forces during World War I. It is a medal commemorating their war service, not the war itself. This medal was instituted on 21 July 1919.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 470 mm (Height), 310 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: 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: 1919 AD
Obverse Description: Obverse features profile of soldier wearing helmet adorned with laurels. A rampant lion is in the top border amongst oak and laurel branches.
Reverse Description: Reverse features a crown surrounded by oak and laurel branches with an inscription below in French.
Inscriptions: Obverse Inscription: 1914 1918
Reverse Inscription: "MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE / DE LA CAMPAGNE / 1914 - 1918 / HERINNERINGS MEDAILLE / VAN DEN VELDTOCHT"
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Belgium, 1919
References: References:
http://www.militaria.co.uk/medals.asp?CatName=BELGIUM&;SubCatName=CAMPAIGN%20$$%20WAR%20MEDALS&catid=8313#PIC

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