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Medal - Gallia

Gallia

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Vernon, Frederic Charles Victor, born 1858 - died 1912 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast silver

  • Museum number:

    364-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicts an allegorical bust of Gaul (France).
The medallist, Frederic Charles Victor de Vernon, began his studies in the die-engraving workshop of Paulin Tasset. In 1879 he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and became the pupil of the sculptor Cavelier and the medallist J.C. Chaplain. Since 1892 he exhibited every year at the Salon.

Physical description

Medal depicts: Obv.: Bust to left in armour wearing a winged helmet.
Rev.: EXIIT AD.COELVM RAMIS.FELICIBVS ARBOS. An oak to which is attached a flag; behind, a trilithon and the setting sun. The medal has a ring at the top to which a link is attached.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

de Vernon, Frederic Charles Victor, born 1858 - died 1912 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Cast silver

Marks and inscriptions

EXIIT AD.COELVM RAMIS.FELICIBVS ARBOS
on the reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.70 cm

Object history note

Bought, 11s. 9d.

Descriptive line

Medal, cast silver, Gallia, by F. Vernon, French, end of 19th century

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

Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 63
Tait, Hugh, ed. The Art of the Jeweller, A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum. London, 1984, p. 187, no. 1152, illus. p. 313

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Flag; Helmet; Bust; Oak; Armour; Sun; Trilithon

Categories

Coins & Medals; Metalwork; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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