Historical researcher Giles Penman, studying at the University of Warwick, talks about his research into the use of Roman and Ancient Greek imagery on the 1919 Peace Day mugs and medals.


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To celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, that ended the Great War, a Peace Day was held in the UK on the 19 July to mark the victory and large numbers of celebratory and medals were manufactured that featured classical iconography. Giles talks about these objects, their importance and how they were received by the British public.