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Medal commemorating the sinking of the SS 'Lusitania', 1915

MEC2164
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Object ID MEC2164
Description Medal commemorating the sinking of the SS 'Lusitania', 1915. Obverse: The figure of America draped and wearing a star-pointed crown, her right hand upraised holding a sword, rising from the deep, the sea breaking (right) a fleet in distance. Legend: 'ULTRIX . AMERICA . JURIS 1917. U.S.A. 1918.' Reverse: Field divided, below, starboard quarter view of SS 'Lusitania' sinking, stern in air, a boat bottom upwards in foreground; above a child drowning, head and hands above water. Legend: 'LUSITANIA MAY 7 1915'.
Date made 1918

Artist/Maker Baudichon, René
Place made France
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 53 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the sinking of the SS 'Lusitania', 1915 (MEC2164)
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