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  • Medal
    Barré, Albert Désiré, born 1818 - died 1878
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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal is of the French exhibition of 1855 and made by the medallist Albert Désiré Barré.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the profile of the Emperor Napoleon III and on the reverse the imperial shields of France, surrounded by 20 armorial shields of various nations.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1855 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 6.03 cm

Object history note

Medal of the French exhibition of 1855. Bought.

Descriptive line

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

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1856. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 38



Subjects depicted

Shield of arms


Coins & Medals; Royalty; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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