The Dead Man’s Penny is a bronze memorial plaque from the World War I. It is an artifact that commemorates the death of a family member who fought in the First World War. The artifact tells us who was in the world war. the penny features┬áLady Britannia surrounded by two dolphins and they represent the Britain’s navy. Britain is being represented by a lion that is standing above an eagle, the eagle symbolizes Germany. The lion (Britain) is stood above the eagle (Germany) because Britain defeated the Germans. This penny is a way to honor the fallen soldiers and show gratitude to their next kin. It symbolizes the massive trauma, destruction, and loss that marks the ruinous industrialized war that everyone had seen or heard.