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Medal - San Francisco Earthquake, by Louis Bottee, France, 1906 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36587

Summary:
France
1906 (AD)
San Francisco Earthquake.
Artist: Louis Bottee.
Other Details: Medal issued by France in sympathy for the people of San Francisco after the devastating earthquake of 1906.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics

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Tagged with: earthquakes, international relations, natural disasters
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Louis Alexandre Bottée, Medal Engraver, France (1852-1941)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: natural disasters
DateEra: 1906 AD
Obverse Description: Female seated on sea wall, with shield (?) inscribed RF. she extends olive branch to bald eagle holding US shield, with sun's rays behind eagle. Around, A PEUPLE AMERICAIN ET LA VILLE DE SAN FRANCISCO / SYMPATHIE / ADMIRATION / LA REPUBLlQUE / FRANCAISE
Reverse Description: Crowned female figure emerging from crack in earth, surrounded by ruins of buildings and trees, city in background, radiating star above. Around , 1906 / SAN FRANCISCO. Below, LOUIS BOTTEE
Inscriptions: Female seated on sea wall, with shield (?) inscribed RF. she extends olive branch to bald eagle holding US shield, with sun's rays behind eagle. Around, A PEUPLE AMERICAIN ET LA VILLE DE SAN FRANCISCO / SYMPATHIE / ADMIRATION / LA REPUBLlQUE / FRANCAISE
Crowned female figure emerging from crack in earth, surrounded by ruins of buildings and trees, city in background, radiating star above. Around , 1906 / SAN FRANCISCO. Below, LOUIS BOTTEE
Shape: Round
Place & Date Depicted: San Francisco, California, United States of America, 1906
Issued By: France, 1906
Artist: Louis Bottee, France, 1906

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