University of Paris Medal

Object Number: 
1943.126
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "J.C.CHAPLAIN" Inscription: edge, upper right: "2ARGENT"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing seated female figure symbolizing Knowledge, at center, with standing young female, at left, and young male, at right; seal of University of Paris enclosed by oak and laurel wreath beneath; legend around border: "UNIVERSITE . DE. PARIS/1215 1895." Reverse depicts sailing ship amidst sea with surrounding legend: "FLVCTAT . NEC . MERGITVR."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group