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Medal - Medal
  • Medal
    Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878
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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    537-1899

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal for ''commissariats étrangers' is from the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1855 depicts Emperor Napoleon III and the arms of the French Empire with the collar and star of the Legion of Honour, surrounded by twenty shields of the arms of States. It is stamped on the edge with the term 'Argent', money.

Physical description

Medal, silver, struck from a die; 'commissariats étrangers.' Obv.: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. Bust to right. Signed Albert Barre. Rev.: EXPOSITION. UNIVERSELLE. AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIE. BEAUX-ARTS. PARIS 1855. The arms of the French Empire with the collar and star of the Legion of Honour, surrounded by twenty shields of the arms of States. Stamped on the edge with the term 'Argent'.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.375 in

Object history note

Transferred from Stores Division.

Descriptive line

Medal, Napoleon III / Paris International Exhibition of 1855, struck silver, by Albert Désiré Barré, French, 19th century, 1855

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1899. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1903. pp.89-90

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Struck

Subjects depicted

Olive branch; Cartouche; Palm branch; Mantle; Sceptres; Crown

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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