101168 | FRANCE. Art Nouveau bronze Medal.
101168 | FRANCE. Art Nouveau bronze Medal. Issued circa 1901. La Rédemption (73mm, 150.70 g, 12h). By G. Dupré at the Paris Mint.
Joseph kneeling slightly right, with back facing, beholding the infant Jesus, resplendent in halo, held up by the Virgin Mary, standing left; lighted altar to left, flock of sheep grazing in background to right; thorn of crowns in exergue / St. John leaning right upon altar, holding icon and with Bible propped up; altar inscribed O CRVX AVE / SPES VNICA (O hail the cross, our only hope) in two lines; pastoral scene in background. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.
Maier –; MdP p.167. Gem Mint State. Alluring yellow-bronze surfaces, with an exceptional matte nature.
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