101682 | FRANCE. Université de Paris bronze award Medal.

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    101682  |  FRANCE. Université de Paris bronze award Medal. Issued circa 1901. La Science Moderne découvre l'Antiquité (68mm, 140.89 g, 12h). By F.-C. V. de Vernon at the Paris mint.

     

    Female allegory of modernity seated right on ruins, inscribing upon tablet on knee and lifting drapery off caryatid of antiquity to right; more ruins in background / UNIVERSITE DE PARIS, plaque left blank for engraving; satchel of scrolls below; ruins at a distance in background; behind, torch and olive branches with garland inscribed PHILOSOPHIE, LITTÉRATURE, MATHÉMATIQUES, HISTOIRE. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.

     

    Maier 154. Gem Mint State. Charming olive-brown surfaces, with a delightful matte nature.