100392 | FRANCE. World's Fair white metal Medal.
100392 | FRANCE. World's Fair white metal Medal. Dated 1878. Commemorating the Palais du Trocadéro (52mm, 45.42 g). By Massonnet & Bérard de Lint in Paris.
EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1878, façade of the Trocadero; PALAIS DU TROCADERO on banner below; in exergue, cartouche inscribed KRANTZ SENATR COMM GENL / DUVAL DIRR DES TRAVAUX / DAVIOUD ET BOURDAIS / ARCHITECTES in four lines; olive branches behind / Floral ceiling or wall paper pattern. Edge: Plain.
Choice Mint State. Deep steel gray surfaces, with a hint of cobalt and goldenrod toning and a wondrous underlying luster. An exceedingly attractive architectural type.
The ediface represented on this medal was the old Palais du Trocadéro, standing from 1878-1936 on the hill of Chaillot. It was built specifically for the World's Fair held there in Paris in 1878, and was named after the Battle of Trocadero, an 1823 conflict in Cádiz, Spain, in which French and Spanish royalist forces were able to restore the Bourbon king, Fernando VII.
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