Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in Czechoslovakia, 1920.
The Victory medal was awarded to all members of the Czechoslovakian 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.
A figure of Victory standing between a sprouting tree and flower, facing, with wings to left and arms spread, in her right hand she holds an olive branch, and in her left an inverted sword, she is looking to the right. The artist's initials, LA, beside right hand.
The shield of Czechoslavakia with ribbon bearing the dates 1914 1919; around the shield are ten leaves; around, SVETOVA VALKA ZA CIVILISACI. The artist's initials, LA, at right end of ribbon.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
LA 1914 1919 SVETOVA VALKA ZA CIVILISACI.
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter)
Round with loop and ribbon
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