Search Type: And Or
Maker:   Place:   Material/Technique:  

Object Number:   Date Start:   BC AD   Date End:   BC AD

Enable Artists names look-up      Enable related terms look-up 
  Show results from People DB   Show results from Collection DB

 

  

Maker(s) &
Production:

Havana, mint, Havana, uncertain
Cuba, state
Chandos, C., artist
Havana, mint, Havana, uncertain

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal

Name(s):

Allied Victory Medal, 1914-18; denomination
medals; Series
Military; subseries
Cuba; subsubseries

Date:

1919 1920

Description:

When the Great War of 1914-1918 had ended, there was a genuine feeling among the victorious Allies that their military efforts had been instrumental in preserving modern civilization, and this and the united spirit of the Alliance were commemorated in a combined issue of medals to those who had seen active service during the conflict. 13 nations in all issued a variety of this medal; all shared the rainbow ribbon and suspension, and all but the Japanese, who lacked a comparable symbolic figure, used a form of Victory on the obverse and a legend on the reverse.
This is an example of the issue made by the Republic of Cuba. The medal remains unnamed as issued, and it cannot therefore be known to whom it was awarded. Lester Watson bought the medal from the London dealers Baldwin at some point before 1928.

Technique:

struck

Material:

bronze

Dimension(s):

weight, 21.74, g
diameter, 35.7, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin before 1928

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; LA GRAN GUERRA POR LA CIVILISACION; Victory before [indistinct background] with sword and palm held aloft
design; reverse; Cuban arms with casque atop, two sprays of leaves behind and above

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; R
ordering; M-0357
previous object number; LW.0357

Documentation:

Hayward, John (author, C20th). Birch, Diana. Bishop, Richard. 2006. British Battles and Medals 7th edn.London: Spinkp. 508-511

British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Victory Medal 1914-1919 (Cuba)

Accession:

Object Number: CM.1474-2009
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141568; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2013-02-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141568



Click image for a full size display