Unknown Heroes medal by H. Allouard, France, circa 1918.

Medal commemorating the unidentified soldiers who fought and died during World War I.

Obverse Description

Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, with a wreath and palm frond floating above deceased soldiers. Artist's signature 'H. Allouard' at lower right.

Reverse Description

Seated Victory and standing Marianne paying tribute to a war monument, upon which sits a funeral urn. Text on monument reads 'A LA MEMOIRE DE PROPATRIA'.

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