Auction 100

Lot 177:

ORIGINAL WWI CUBAN VICTORY MEDAL

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Start price: $200

Estimated price: $400 - $600

VAT: On commission only

Rare original WWI Cuban Victory Medal, also known as the Inter Allied Victory Medal, it was first recommended for issue in March 1919 by an inter-allied committee. The obverse of the bronze Cuban Victory Medal features a symbolic figure of Victoria with her hands up on a plain background. The reverse shows the words ‘La Gran Guerra Por La Civilizacion’ and lists 14 countries The ribbon has an iridescent color scheme, with the violet moving through to a central red stripe where both schemes meet. It attaches to the medal through a ring suspender. The medal, 36mm diameter has the Chobillon hallmarks, engraver marked ‘C. Charles’ on the obverse, Chabillon maker mark, a small triangle, and marked ‘BRONZE’ on the edge. With ribbon, very slightly worn.

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