101396 | FRANCE. Jesus, Mary & Joseph/Art Nouveau silvered bronze Medal.
101396 | FRANCE. Art Nouveau silvered bronze Medal. Issued circa 1901. La Rédemption (73mm, 142.27 g, 12h). By G. Dupré in Paris.
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. Choice Mint State. Gunmetal gray matte surfaces, with some darker peripheral and highlighting toning; a light "A" in graphite is noted at the base of the altar.
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