101086 | FRANCE. Battle of the Marne bronze Medal.
101086 | FRANCE. Battle of the Marne bronze Medal. Issued 1918 (68mm, 142.59 g, 12h). By P.-A. Morlon.
Marianne-Victory advancing right, holding sword and guiding a Saint-Chamond tank across the battlefield / Wreath surrounding central field left blank for inscription. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE, a few scattered marks.
The Art of Devastation 15. Choice Mint State. Alluring bronze surfaces, with a pleasing matte nature. Compare to a similar piece which sold for a total of $408 in April 2020 (Stack's Bowers CCO, lot 30049).
Seldom encountered in numismatics, this type presents a WWI-era tank being guided across the battlefield. First introduced in 1916 by the British at the Battle of the Somme, tanks were quickly adopted by other powers to be used during warfare.
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