Medallic Art Company: np, 1919. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #22-1712
Bronze. Obverse shows a winged female holding a sword (Victory) with a radiant sun behind, with the words "Vixit Vixit Vixit" [he has lived, in the present and future]; reverse is a scroll (topped by an eagle) with "In Memory of One Who Died in the Cuase of Freedom and Humanity", surrounded by "Presented by The City of Detroit 1919". The initials "P M" on reverse refer to the medal's designer, the sculptor Paul Manship. The Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit issued this medal to the families of Detroit soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Only 900 struck. Murtha 116. In the original (?) leather case lined in brown silk and felt; in totally broken cardboard box from "Society of Arts and Crafts...Detroit,. Michigan". Very SCARCE. Paul Manship.