An image of Pro Patria medal

Paul Grandhomme

(1851 – 1944)

Pro Patria medal, from the Cecil Bostock archive

Location
Not on display
Further information

This French medal, produced before the start of the First World War in 1914, was made as a reminder to French citizens to be prepared for war. The obverse text is translated as 'If you wish for peace prepare for war' (after Vegetius) and the reverse text as 'Physical training, military preparation'.

Place of origin
France
Year
1911
Media
Metalwork
Medium
bronze medallion
Dimensions
4.9 cm diam.
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of the family of Cecil Bostock. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
ARC293.10.2