70 mm (2-11/16”), 142.5 grams
HISTORY: The Province of Brabant existed in Belgium between the years 1830 and 1995 after which it was broken into three provinces. Medal producer, De Greef, Graveur, plied their trade in Brussels for 65 years during that time, creating many medals of distinction. Paul De Greef Junior (1926‒1988), while studying in Paris, established contacts with some French medalists, including Raymond Bétannier (1920‒?), the sculptor of this medal.
OBVERSE: High-relief, caped nude man posing with a statue of Victory in his right hand. Signed “R. BÉTANNIER” in lower right.
REVERSE: De Greef used this reverse design for a number of medals they produced throughout the years. A wreath of oak leaves and acorns to the left, and laurel leaves to the right. The center is always blank, awaiting the engraver’s message. This award reads as follows: “L.R.B.A.” and “AMICALE DES OFFICIELS DU BRABANT A SON PRESIDENT. A CORDEMANS 1953 – 1965.”