Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in Belgium, 1918.
The Victory medal was awarded to all members of the Belgian Armed Forces who served during the World War I.

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 that issued Victory medals were: Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, the Union of South Africa and the United States of America.

Obverse Description

A figure of Victory standing on top of globe, facing, with wings and arms spread, in her right hand she holds a sword and laurel wreath; and with her left she distributes a laurel wreath, she is looking to the left. The artist's name, PAUL DUBOIS in small letters to the right of the globe.

Reverse Description

The shield of Belgium at the centre within a laurel wreath surrounded by the shields of nine of her allies (including Great Britain, France, the United States of America and Japan); around, DE GROOTE OORLOG TOT DE BESCHAVING LA GRAND GUERRE POUR LA CIVILISATION.

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