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Title

Pro Patria medal, from the Cecil Bostock archive

1911


Artist

Paul Grandhomme

1851 - 1944


About

This French medal, produced before the start of the First World War in 1914, was made as a reminder to French citizens to be prepared for war. The obverse text is translated as 'If you wish for peace prepare for war' (after Vegetius) and the reverse text as 'Physical training, military preparation'.


Details


Place where the work was made

France


Date

1911


Media category

Metalwork


Materials used

bronze medallion


Dimensions

4.9 cm diam.


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of the family of Cecil Bostock. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC293.10.2


Artist information

Paul Grandhomme

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
France