Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Medal - Centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau

Centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Florian (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's death (1712-1778). On the obverse side Rousseau is shown in profile while the reverse bears the arms of Geneva surrounded by rays and with the legend 'Centenaire de J J Rousseau.'

Physical description

Obv., profile bust portrait of 'Jean jacques Rousseau'. Rev., the arms of Geneva, surrounded by rays with the legend 'Centenaire de J.J.Rousseau' and the date.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)


1878 (made)


Florian (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 4.26 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1878.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's death, arms of Geneva, by Florian, Swiss, 1878

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1879 London, 1880, p. 28




Coins & Medals; Portraits; Death


Sculpture Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.