FRANCE Call to Arms! 63.66mm Bronze Medal by Pierre Alexandre Morlon 115 grams
This unawarded medal known as both 'Furens Gallia and Aux Armes! was designed in 1907 (Trans: Furious Gaul / To Arms!)
Obverse: bust of French Genius in armor, wearing a Gallic helmet, hair loose in tresses, summoning for war. She is armed with sword and shield and advances in spite of a shower of arrows from above, A. MORLON.
Reverse: ornate cartouche/scrolled banner at center within a field decorated with oak leaves and branches
Edge: Cornucopia privy mark (Paris Mint) BRONZE
Pierre-Alexandre Morlon (1878-1951) French sculptor and medalist, was a pupil of Alexandre Falguière, Antonin Mercié and Jules-Clément Chaplain at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and exhibited at the Salon from 1900, winning a gold medal in 1920 and a medal of honor in 1926. He was responsible for numerous war memorials, including those at Charolles and La Clayette, Saône-et-Loire, and at Rambevilliers, Vosges, and is noted in particular for his medals related to World War I.