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1878 Paris Universal Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3534
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center: "J.P.CHAPLAIN" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower right: "CHAPLAIN" Inscription: edge, lower center: "ARGENT"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing allegorical head of France crowned with laurel wreath; legend: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE." Reverse depicts winged figure of Fame blowing trumpet at center, with figure of nude youth holding rectangular tablet inscribed: "HALE/& PARSHALL"; aerial view of exhibition grounds beneath; legend: "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1878"; in exergue: "PARIS."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George H. Kuper, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group