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Medal - Funeral of Sadi Carnot in 1894, by Oscar Roty, France, 1898 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
|Dimensions:||80 mm (Width), 57 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||art medals, art nouveau, funerals, ceremonies|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Tertiary Classification:||political leaders|
|Obverse Description:||Draped female stands over deceased male presented on tombstone draped in fabric and adorned with wreaths.|
|Issued By:||Paris, France, 1898|
|Mint:||Paris (Mint), 1894|
|Artist:||Louis-Oscar Roty, France, 1898|
|Person Named:||Marie Francois Carnot, France, 1898|