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Medal - République Française

République Française

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1889-1896 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered bronze

  • Museum number:

    192-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silvered bronze medal depicts in the obverse, the bust of a female clad in armour to left; on her head is a cap of liberty, encricled by an olive wreath. In the exergue is a winged nude figure blowing a trumpet, to which is tied a ribbon with the word LIBERTÉ. The legend reads, RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. Rev.: A cartouche with an olive-branch behind; the legden is as follows: CONSEILS MUNICIPAUX 1892-1896. LE 'MEDAILLIER' ÉDIT. DÉPOSÉ. Signed 'Ls Bottée.'

Physical description

Medal of silvered bronze, struck from a die. Obv.: bust of a female clad in armour to left; on her head is a cap of liberty, encricled by an olive wreath. In the exergue is a winged nude figure blowing a trumpet, to which is tied a ribbon with the word LIBERTÉ. The legend reads, RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. Rev.: A cartouche with an olive-branch behind; the legden is as follows: CONSEILS MUNICIPAUX 1892-1896. LE 'MEDAILLIER' ÉDIT. DÉPOSÉ. Signed 'Ls Bottée.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1889-1896 (made)

Artist/maker

Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silvered bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 2 in

Object history note

Bought for 12s.

Descriptive line

Medal, République Française / Conseillers municipaux, struck silvered bronze, by Louis-Alexandre Bottée, French, 19th century, about 1889-96.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. pp.31

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Silvered

Subjects depicted

Wreath; Armour; Trumpet; Olive branch

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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