Antique French Bronze Benjamin Franklin Medal
Antique French bronze Franklin Montyon medal by Barre. Struck in high relief in 1833 the obverse side depicts both side by side busts of Benjamin franklin and Baron de Montyon in high relief. The reverse side depicts an oak with inscription in French.
Obverse: Franklin , Bienfaisance de Genie , Montyon , Genie de la Bienfasance. Busts placed side by side.
Reverse: SOCIETE MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES.
Crown of oak with in the centre: LES SOUSCRIPTEURS ASSOCIES POUR PROPAGER L'HISTOIRE DES BIENFAITEURS DE L'HUMANITE, 1833
A great addition to your exonumia medallion collection. This would make a great early holiday gift.
Medallion measures 1.75" diameter and weighs 1.2oz.
In good condition considering age and use with some oxidation around the relief- please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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