|Object Name||Medal, commemorative|
|Title||Republique Francaise Medallion|
.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|
|Caption||Republique Francaise Medallion obverse|
|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|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
Kirschstein, Ruth L.