101885 | FRANCE. "Le Petit Parisien" bronze Medal.
101885 | FRANCE. Le Petit Parisien bronze Medal. Issued circa 1900. Offered by the famous French newspaper (50mm, 64.69 g, 12h). By E. Exbrayat.
Personification of Journalism standing slightly left, holding up torch, casting light upon news from around the country; in background to right, telegraph lines transmitting the news even further, with wires emanating from the newspaper itself / OFFERT PAR LE PETIT PARISIEN, Mercury advancing right, cradling caduceus and leading with torch; outline of Europe in the background. Edge: BRONZE «hallmark».
Maier – (though see pp. 304-305 for this medalist). Gem Mint State. Brown-bronze surfaces, with a sublime matte nature.
This Art Nouveau design was offered by Le Petit Parisien, one of the leading newspapers in France from 1876 to 1944.
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