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Cravat-pin in brass set with a gold medal of a man wrestling with an eagle and an inscription.
- Made in: France
- Diameter: 1.8 centimetres (medal)
Inscription ContentLE POILU 1915/ LE PARLEMENT/ LALIQUE
Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 370:
Designed by René Lalique (1860-1945). Poilu, literally meaning hairy, was a colloquial term for soldiers in the First World War. The spread eagle is an emblem of Germany. Parliament designated 25-6 December 1915 as 'Journee du Poilu' and various badges and medals were made for the occasion.(Charlotte Gere)
Originally wrongly described in the catalogue as gold.
- Emblem of: Germany
- Commemoration of: First World War
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- HG.972 (masterlist number)
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Object reference number: MCT4251
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