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1900 Paris Universal Exposition Plaquette

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Title:
1900 Paris Universal Exposition Plaquette
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in. ( 5.5 x 6.9 x 0.4 cm )
Classification: 
Date End: 
1 900
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette issued for the 1900 Universal Exposition by the Paris Mint; obverse depicts scene after a painting by Albert Besnard, showing standing allegorical figure of France at center, surrounded by seated female figures representing various sciences, arts, and professions; at right is procession of draped figures moving toward France, who is blessing them with palm branch; inscription above: "LA.FRANCE.ACCVELLE./ET.COVRONELLE.GENIE/DES.DEVX.MONDES." Reverse depicts detailed aerial view of the exposition grounds with the Eiffel Tower; inscription within narrow rectangular tablet below: "EXPOSITION.VNIVERSELLE.MDCCCC."
Object Number: 
INV.10685
Date Begin: 
1900
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group