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Medal - Republica Argentina, per Centenario dela Independencia
  • Republica Argentina, per Centenario dela Independencia
    Lefebvre, Hippolyte-Jules, born 1863
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Republica Argentina, per Centenario dela Independencia

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lefebvre, Hippolyte-Jules, born 1863 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.133-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Foundation of the Argentinian Republic. It was made by Hippolyte-Jules Lefebvre in France in 1910.
Lefebvre exhibited a version of this medal at the International Exhibition in Brussels in 1910, which was the first international exhibition which devoted a separate section to medals.

Physical description

Obverse: Two standing female figures wearing classical drapery stand in a landscape. One holds an olive branch, the other a cornucopia. They face the seated figure of Marianne, symbol of the French Republic, whose left hand indicates a plaque with the Roman numerals LXX. In the exergue inscription.
Reverse: Naked female figure, representing Argentina liberated and armed, runs to the left holding up broken chains. There is a rising sun in the background. Inscription.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Lefebvre, Hippolyte-Jules, born 1863 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'PER CENTENARIO DE LA INDEPENDENCIA 1910'
'for the Centenary of Independence 1910'
obverse

'REPUBLICA ARGENTINA 15 DE MAYO 1810'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.175 cm, Weight: 83.5 g

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Centenary of the Foundation of the Argentinian Republic, bronze, by Hippolyte-Jules Lefebvre, French, 20th century, 1910.

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, III, London, 1904, pp. 369-370 and Vol VII, pp. 543-544
Les Médailleurs Français a l'exposition internationale de Bruxelles en 1910, 1910, p. 10

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Female figure; Olive branch; Landscape; Cornucopia; Chains

Categories

Coins & Medals; Politics; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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