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Medal - Commune de Paris, France, 1792 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20822

Medal issued by the Commune de Paris, France, 1792
Artist: Benjamin du Vivier
Minted by Paris Mint
Statement Of Significance:
During the French Revolution, from 1789 until 1795, the Commune de Paris was the government of Paris. It was set up in the Hôtel de Ville after the storming of the Bastille.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 86.95 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: french revolution 1789-1799
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: french history
Series: Historical
DateEra: 1792 AD
Obverse Description: Winged Liberty advancing to right crushing crown and sceptres under left foot; she holds a thunderbolt in her right hand and a staff bearing the Cap of Liberty in her left; around EXEMPLE AUX PEUPLES; in exergue, X. AOUST MDCCXCII
Reverse Description: At top, two winged Victories, one on each side of the fasces and together drawing the Cap of Liberty over the axe head which traditionally was attached there; each Victory carries a palm branch in the right hand; below in five lines, A LA MEMOIRE / DU GLORIEUX COMBAT / DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS / CONTRE LA TYRANNIE / AUX TUILLERIES; in exergue, LA COMMUNE / DE PARIS
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Commune de Paris, Paris, France, 1795
Mint: Paris (Mint)
Artist: Benjamin Duvivier - Paris Mint

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