Suez Canal Medal
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.5 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at lower center: "OUDINE" Inscription: reverse, at upper right of field: "DEPAULIS F." Inscription: edge, lower right: "BRONZE"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting laureated nude bust of Napoleon III with legend: "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR." Reverse depicts three allegorical female figures: Commerce is standing at center & flanked by Africa and Europe; legend above: "JONCTION DES DEUX MERS"; below is inscription: "CANAL DE SUEZ/MDCCCLXIV."
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