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commemorative medal

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Dates
1972
circa 1972
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Awards
Military Medicine
Classification
Achievement awards
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1972.21.1
Description
A commemorative medal made of sterling silver; mounted on a light blue background and enclosed in a plastic case; full-face relief of John McCrae on front; on reverse, poppies, with the first five lines of "In Flanders Fields."
Accession Number
1972.21.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Awards
Military Medicine
Classification
Achievement awards
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Numismatics
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- Peacetime
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A commemorative medal made of sterling silver; mounted on a light blue background and enclosed in a plastic case; full-face relief of John McCrae on front; on reverse, poppies, with the first five lines of "In Flanders Fields."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Wellings Mint Limited.
Maker
Wellings Mint Limited
Site Made (City)
Rexdale
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1972
circa 1972
Material
metal: silver
plastic: light blue
Inscriptions
On front: "JOHN McCRAE 1872-1918"; on reverse: "In Flanders Fields // In Flanders fields the poppies blow // Between the crosses, row on row // That mark our place; and in the sky // The larks, still bravely singing, fly // Scarce heard amid the guns below. // John McCrae"
Permanent Location
Box #703A
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
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