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Commemorative Medal of Liege's Victory over the German Army in 1914, 1920

  • bronze
  • Inv. 1921-ER

Public Domain

After the First World War, the association Les Amis de la Médaille d'Art decided to have a series of medals struck, dedicated to the horrors of war. This medal on Liège, issued in 1920, is the second in the series. From 4 to 16 August, Lieutenant-General Leman defended his native town against the advancing German troops. The last stronghold to fall was Ford Lantin, where the general had his headquarters. On the obverse, Josuë Dupon depicts an allegorical representation of the City of Liège, a kneeling and cuffed naked woman, captured by the German occupiers, an eagle. On the reverse, there is an allegorical representation of the victory of Liege over the German army in August 1914: a lion triumphs over the panorama of Liege. This medal for members of the association was struck on 10 silver and 500 bronze coins.

Artist

Josuë Dupon RKD
Ichtegem 1864 - Berchem (Antwerp) 1935
medalistsAAT

Jules Fonson
1861 - 1938
workshop / studio

Title Commemorative Medal of Liege's Victory over the German Army in 1914
Date 1920
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings monogram on the front side: AM
inscription on the front side: 1914-1918
inscription on the front side: pour la civilisation
signatures (names) on the front side: Jusuë Dupon
title on the reverse: Liege arrete l'armee allemande
inscription on the reverse: 4-16 août 1914
signatures (names) on the reverse: Josuë Dupon
seal, stamp at the edge: J. Fonson
Collection medals AAT
Inventory number 1921-ER
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Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion Iconclass
25F33(EAGLE) predatory birds: eagle Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
46A122 coats of arms, heraldry Iconclass
61D(BELGIUM) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (BELGIUM) Iconclass
61D(GERMANY) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (GERMANY) Iconclass
61E(LIÈGE) names of cities and villages (LIÈGE) Iconclass
61I(WORLD WAR I) names of historical events and situations (WORLD WAR I) Iconclass
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