Medal L'Oeuvre des Barbares (The Work of the Barbarians) designed by Marcelle Renee Lancelot-Croce, issued in France, circa 1916.

Obverse Description

Grief-stricken female figure cradling a baby. Her draped figure stands beside a grave marked by a crudely made wooden cross with a hanging wreath and French soldier's cap. Similar crosses mark several other graveyards in the barren landscape.

Reverse Description

Branches form a wreath with a central blank section where a name can be engraved. Monogram 'RML' (artist's initials) is stamped at lower edge.

Edge Description

Stamped: 'BRONZE'.

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