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Medal - Funeral of Sadi Carnot in 1894, by Oscar Roty, France, 1898 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20831

Medal depicting the funeral of Sadi Carnot in 1894, by Oscar Roty in 1898, Paris Mint, France.
French President Sadi Carnot was reaching the height of his popularity when, on June 24, 1894, after delivering a speech at a public banquet at Lyons in which he indicated that he would not seek re-election, he was stabbed by an Italian anarchist named Sante Jeronimo Caserio. He died almost immediately. The tragedy was greeted with widespread horror and grief, and the president was honoured with an elaborate funeral ceremony in the Pantheon, Paris. This medal, dated four years after the funeral, recalls the funeral procession.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 80 mm (Width), 57 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: art medals, art nouveau, funerals, ceremonies
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: political leaders
Series: Historical
DateEra: 1898 AD
Obverse Description: Draped female stands over deceased male presented on tombstone draped in fabric and adorned with wreaths.
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Paris, France, 1898
Mint: Paris (Mint), 1894
Artist: Louis-Oscar Roty, France, 1898
Person Named: Marie Francois Carnot, France, 1898
  1. [Catalogue] Sharples, John P. 1990. Medals as Art: Australia and the Meszaros Tradition.

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