101745 | BELGIUM. Nat'l Ass'n of Soldiers Fallen in World Wars bronze Medal.

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    101745  |  BELGIUM. National Association of Soldiers Fallen in the World Wars bronze Tribute Medal. Issued circa 1945 and engraved to "Mr. W. Thelen" (70mm, 136.32 g, 12h). By Fisch & Cie.

     

    ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES CONDAMNES A MORT, skull left over crossed rifles and banners reading 1914–18–1940–45 / Sword with balance; below, HOMMAGE / DE RECONNAISSANCE / A / MR. W. THELEN in four lines. Edge: FISCH & Cie.

     

    Choice Mint State. Olive-brown surfaces, with a somewhat matte nature. Very rare.

     

    Emanating from an association meant to honor those in Belgium fallen during the two World Wars, these tribute medals serve as an analog to the "dead man's pennies" issued by Great Britain to the next-of-kin.

     

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