FRANCE, Maréchal Pétain, 1941, 75 x 59mm uniface Metal-D plaque 170 grams by M. Renard,
Obverse: standing figure of Pétain left, MARÉCHAL PÉTAIN / TRAVAIL FAMILLE PATRIE / CHEF DE L'ETAT FRANCAIS / MARCEL RENARD / OA - 251
Edge: Cornucopia (Privy Mark for Paris Mint) METAL D
MARCEL RENARD (1893-1974) French sculptor and medallist, Renard studied under his father, the sculptor Leopold Renard (1868-1870) in Lyon and subsequently with Jean-Marie Boucher (1870-1939) and Auguste Patey (1855-1930) at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Renard produced a number of public monuments including fountains and sculptures for the Salon International des Arts Decoratifs of 1925 in Paris for which he won a gold medal.