obverse design : Verdun, personified by a woman standing facing, wearing cuirass, helmet and long cloak and holding a sword. On her left
Marianne, standing facing left, wearing Phrygian cap and holding a flag and oakbranch in her left hand, her right hand resting on Verdun's
left shoulder. Behind the two figures a view of the city of Verdun and River Meuse. Below the figures, left, the crowned Imperial German
eagle, facing right holding a sword in its talons. At right base of design the arms of Verdun and the French Republic
obverse text : "VERDUN.ON.NE.PASSE.PAS." & "MCMXVI"
reverse design : General Philippe Pétain, bust, right profile, in uniform and képi, depicted within a small circular medallion at upper
left of design. Adjoining, upper centre, a second circular medallion enclosing the bust, full face, of General Robert Nivelle, in uniform.
At upper right, in a third adjoining medallion the bust, left profile, of General de Castelnau, in uniform and képi. The three medallions
rest upon the upper portions of a circular laurel wreath, suspended from the centre base of which is a badge of the Order of the Legion of
Honour and a Croix de Guerre
reverse text : "GENERAL..PETAIN." & ".GENERAL..NIVELLE." & ".GENERAL.DE.CURIERES.DE.CASTELNAU" & ".A..LA.GLOIRE.DES.HÉROS.DE.VERDUN..