FRANCE, Maréchal Pétain, 1943, 68mm bronze medal 93 grams by P. Turin,
Obverse: uniformed bust facing left, PHILIPPE PETAIN MARECHAL DE FRANCE CHIEF DE L'ETAT / PIERRE TURIN / MCMXLI
Reverse: Gallic Francisque, OFFERT PAR LE MARECHAL A L'OCCASION DE LA FETE DU TRAVAIL 1943 (trans: OFFERED BY THE MARSHAL ON THE OCCASION OF LABOR DAY 1943)
Edge: Cornucopia (Privy Mark Paris Mint) OA 354 METAL D
Comes with original card box [named 22 Mr Alfred ANGOT
Pierre Louis Aristide Turin (August 3 , 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie - July 25 , 1968), was a French medalist and sculptor. Turin is widely accepted as the most accomplished medallist working in the Art Deco style. He was a pupil of Frederic de Vernon, Auguste Patey and Jules Coutan. His most famous work is the medal for the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts that gave the name to the Art Deco style.