BELGIUM (1914) Battle of the Yser, 67mm bronze medal by H. Allouard
Reverse: an allegorical figure of Belgium, arms folded with a sheathed sword; At her feet are the German eagle, on its back, facing the French cock; To the left, soldiers are fighting, with one wounded; To the right are soldiers fighting in a trench that has been flooded by the overflowing Yser Canal BATAILLE DE L'YZER OCTOBRE MCMXIV
Edge: Cornucopia privy symbol (Paris Mint) BRONZE
Henri Émile Allouard (1844-1929, was a French sculptor, medalist and painter. Disciple of Alexandre Schoenewerk and Eugène-Louis Lequesne. He exhibited at the Salon of French artists from 1865 to 1928 . He came to sculpture quite late, since he was a bookseller until 1872, before he could live from his art. From 1889 , he was part of the sculpture and decorative arts jury at the Salon. Participating in various Universal Exhibitions starting with that of 1889 , he obtained the gold medal in 1900.