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Medal - Universal Exhibition, Paris, France, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 17922

Summary:
France Paris
Medal - Universal Exhibition, Paris Gold 1867 (AD)
Mint: Paris
Awarded to: Barry, Redmond (Sir)
Other Details: In the second half of the 19th century, many Victorians participated in international exhibitions to promote export of their products. Sir Redmond Barry led a Victorian delegation to Paris in 1867. He was presented this gold medal, the work of the French artist P J H Ponscarme, by the French Exhibition Commissioners. The medal was presented in a box containing two other medals. Sir Redmond Barry is best remembered for his remarkable influence on the cultural life of Victoria through his role as founder of both the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Public Library, now the State Library of Victoria. He also founded or helped to found the Athenaeum, the Melbourne Club, the Philharmonic Society, the Royal Society of Victoria and the Melbourne Hospital.
Description:
A gold medal (36 mm diameter) featuring a laureate head of Napoleon III and Victory flying above a globe carrying a map of the Exposition
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.61 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, gold, wine, 1n bronze
Themes this item is part of: Redmond Barry, Judge (1813-1880), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Canning Indian Mutiny Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: French Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1867 AD
Obverse Description: Laureate head left; around, NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR; below in small letters, H. PONSCARME F.
Reverse Description: Victory flying left above globe holding map of exhibition; around, EXPOSITION.UNIVERSELLE.DE1867.A PARIS.COMMISSION.IMPERIALE
Edge Description: OR (& bee)
Inscriptions: Obverse: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR; below in small letters, H. PONSCARME F.
Reverse: EXPOSITION.UNIVERSELLE.DE1867.A PARIS.COMMISSION.IMPERIALE;
in small letters above left of globe, , H. PONSCARME F.
Edge: OR with a bee
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Paris, France
Mint: Paris (Mint)
Artist: P Ponscarme, Paris, France, 1867
Awarded To: Sir Redmond Barry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1867
Person Depicted: Napoleon III, France

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