whole : description : MODEL
piece : obverse design : Cardinal Mercier, bust, full face inclined to right
piece : obverse text : "SON EMINENCE LE CARDINAL MERCIER ARC\UQUE\N DE MALINES PRIMAT DE BELGIQUE"
piece : reverse design : lion of Belgium, standing at the foot of a large crucifix. Behind, in the middle distance, burning buildings and
in the background, from left to right respectively, views of Malines Cathedral, Ypres Cloth Hall and Louvain Cathedral
piece : exergue : "RÉSURRECTION!" (ornate incused characters)
Association - person: Cardinal Mercier was an outspoken critic of the harshness of German military rule in occupied
Belgium, note his pastoral letter of Lent 1916