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Catalog Number 10.0003.056
Object Name Medal, commemorative
Title Republique Francaise Medallion
Description .01 Medallion
.02 Stand
.03 Box

.01 "Bronze" stamped on edge. Obverse has frieze of women's head with elaborate wheat hair ornaments. Around the edge is "Republique Francaise" and stamped "H. Dropsy." Reverse has woman in robe leaning against a column, holding a book and spear. "Constitution du 4 Octobre 1958, Conseil Constitutionnel." with H. Dropsy's initials.

.02 Clear plastic with "de Paris" on it.

.03 Dark blue leatherette hinged case. Lid lined with blue satin with gold "Monnaiede Paris" on it. The bottom is lined with blue velveteen.
Collection Ruth L. Kirschstein Collection
Accession number 10.0003
Caption Republique Francaise Medallion obverse
Catalog date 2010-09-09
Catalog type History
Provenance The medal celebrates the adoption of the French constitution in 1958. Henri Dropsy (1885-1968) was a noted sculptor, engraver, and medallist of bas relief as well as the director of the Paris mint.
Year Range from 1995
Year Range to 2008
Number of images 2
Updated 2017-09-08
Condition Good
Organizations France
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Kirschstein, Ruth L.
Dropsy, Henri