100996 | FRANCE. Journalism Art Deco bronze Medal.

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    100996 | FRANCE. Journalism Art Deco bronze Medal. Issued circa 1940 (58mm, 97.18 g, 12h). By R. Cochet in Paris.

     

    Personification of Journalism seated left, head facing, holding up reflecting mirror, cradling large quill, and resting elbow upon globe; newspaper scrolls around; emanating from the rays of the mirror are various subjects of reporting; JOVRNALISME in exergue / Printing press; below, circular medallion surrounded by laurel branches. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.

     

    Maier –. Mint State. Yellow-bronze surfaces, a few light marks and some minor rub on the high points. A rare and exceptionally pleasing Art Deco type.

     

    Here, journalism is presented allegorically, reflecting light upon any number of subjects and presenting facts to a populace. This can be summed up rather succinctly in the Washington Post's slogan, "democracy dies in darkness."

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