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French Geographical Society Medal

Object Number: 
1952.78
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Silver; wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/8 in. ( 8 cm ) diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left, above exergual line: "ANDRIEU FECIT" Inscription: obverse, at lower right, above exergual line: "DE PUYMAURIN DI." Inscription: edge, lower center: "ARGENT"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing classically draped seated figure of Fame, facing left, with laurel wreaths in her hands; pedestal with palm fronds at right. Reverse bears inscription at center enclosed by laurel wreath: "A/M.E.G. SQUIER/POUR SES VOYAGES/DANS L'AMERIQUE/CENTRALE/1853"; surrounding legend: "SOCIETE DE GEOGRAPHIE/FONDEE A PARIS EN 1821." Medal is inset into circular red fitted leather case with dark green silk velvet lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edward J. Turnbull
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group