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Medal - General Joffre, by Jules Legastelois, France, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23785

Summary:
Medal depicting General Joffre designed by Jules Legastelois, issued by France, 1915.
Medal commemorating General Joseph Joffre who was Commander-in-Chief of the French Army in 1914-1916.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Harold Mower, 1991
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.611 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, military history
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Portrait
DateEra: circa 1915 AD
Obverse Description: Features bust portrait of General Joffre facing left. Text around edge and laurel leaves at base.
Reverse Description: Reverse features Marianne, the personification of France and icon of freedom, holding a sword as she flies above a French cannon.
Inscriptions: Obverse inscription: "JOFFRE GENERALISSIME / J.P. / LEGASTELOIS".
Reverse inscription: "POUR LE DROIT ET A LIBERTE (For Justice and Liberty) / 1915 / J.P. LEGASTELOIS".
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1915
Artist: Jules Legastelois, France, 1915
Person Depicted: General Joseph Joffre, France, 1915
References: References:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O127460/general-joffre-medal-legastelois-jules-prosper/ accessed Aug 2014.

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