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1900 Paris Universal Exposition Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.10685
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 )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right corner of field: "J.E.ROINE" Inscription: obverse, at lower left corner of field: "D'APRES ABesnard" Inscription: reverse, upper right corner of field: "J.E.ROINE" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE" and "124"
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group