Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in Portugal, 1918.

The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, 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. The other Allied countries, with the exception of China and Montenegro, that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Romania, Thailand, the Union of South Africa and the United States of America.

Obverse Description

A figure of Victory standing facing with wings and arms spread, around her the rays of the rising sun; in her right hand she holds a bouqet and in her left a laurel wreath.

Reverse Description

The shield of Portugal and a line of crosses with the legend MEDALHA DA ViTORiA.

Edge Description


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