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101670 | UNITED STATES & FRANCE. Lusitania bronze Medal.

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    101670  |  UNITED STATES & FRANCE. Lusitania bronze Medal. Issued circa 1920. The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania (54mm, 74.00 g, 12h). By R. Baudichon in Paris.


    VLTRIX AMERICA JVRIS (America, the defender of the just) / 1917 USA 1918, upper part of the Statue of Liberty rising from the Atlantic Ocean, holding sword in place of torch / LVSITANIA MAY 7 1915, stern of the Lusitania above the ocean, in the process of sinking; capsized lifeboat in foreground; above, vignette containing a drowning child. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.


    Jones, Dance of Death, 27; The Art of Devastation, p. 310, 99. Choice Mint State. Warm brown surfaces, with a slightly matte nature. A powerful and historically interesting piece relating to America's build up to World War I. Compare to a similar example that realized a total of $960 in Stack's Bowers recent December CCO.


    Not long after the German warning against sea travel into her 'war zone' declared upon Great Britain, a popular liner—the RMS Lusitania—was torpedoed 11 miles off the coast of Ireland, where over 60% of her passengers, some of whom were American, were killed. Serving as a rallying cry against the German Empire, this action solidified the U.S. involvement in World War I.


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