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A Bronze Verdun medal designed by S.E. Vernier, France, 1916.
This unofficial medal created to commemorate the heroism of Verdun's defenders.
To one side the bust of Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, facing right. She wears a helmet and holds a sword. Text reads: 'ON NE PASSE PAS' (They Shall not Pass) and 'S.E. VERNIER 1917'.
To the other the twin towered Porte Chausee in Verdun framed by laurel leaves. Text reads: 'VERDUN 21 FEVRIER 1916'.