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1844 Nimes Scientific Congress Medal

1844 Nimes Scientific Congress Medal
1844 Nimes Scientific Congress Medal
Title
1844 Nimes Scientific Congress Medal
Date 
1844
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting busts of Augustus and Agrippa, facing away from one another; inscription: "IMP./P.P./DIVI.F." Reverse depicts alligator chained to a palm tree at center; legend above: "CONGRES SCIENTIFIQVE DE FRANCE"; inscription: "COL. NEM."; in exergue: "XII SESSION/NIMES MDCCCXLIV."
Object Number 
INV.10672
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below busts, at center: "M.PENIN F.LVGD" Inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group