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Ypres 'LES HALLES D'YPRES' medal.


This rare and unusual medal measures 50mm across. The obverse features the cloth halls of Ypres and is taken directly from the design by J Weiner on a medallion from 1849.

The reverse is simply and poignantly engraved 'Gratitude. 18th June 1927'

I have been unable to find another example of this type. The date slightly precedes the Inauguration of the Menin gate, and I am assuming that it is a civic commemorative issue.

White metal on base metal with a ribbon for wearing as pictured. Good very fine.

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