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Royal Garden of Plants Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5552AB
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3 x 3 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm ) diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right: "HD" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower right: "H.DROPSY" Inscription: edge, lower center: "V.CANALE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting equestrian statue of Louis XIII, facing right, with view of Versailles in background; legend above: ".JARDIN.DV.ROY.POVR.LA CVLTVRE.DES.PLANTES.MEDICINALES."; inscription in exergue: "LOVIS.XIII.PAR.VN.EDIT.DE.MAI.1635./ETABLIT.LE.JARDIN.DES.PLANTES./AV.FAVBOVRG.SAINT.VICTOR./AVEC.GVY.DE.LA.BROSSE./INTENDANT." Reverse depicts three seated female figures holding attributes of sciences; inscription above: ".BOTANIQVE./.ANATOMIE.CHIMIE."; in exergue: "1635 - 1935." Medal is inset into square dark purple cardboard box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group