1900 Paris International Exposition Medal

1900 Paris International Exposition Medal
1900 Paris International Exposition Medal
Title
1900 Paris International Exposition Medal
Date 
1900
Medium 
Bronze; carboard, silk, cloth
Dimensions 
case: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting allegorical head of France wearing Phrygian cap and crowned with oak wreath, facing right, with oak tree at left and distant view of Paris at right; legend: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE". Reverse depicts flying winged figure of Fame with palm frond and laurel branch in one hand, her other hand supporting seated semi-nude youth holding burning torch in his left hand; distant view of the exposition grounds below; date "1900" at right of field; legend: "EXPOSITION.UNIVERSELLE.INTERNATIONALE."; below center is rectangular panel within ornate cartouche, bearing inscription: "S.KENDALL." Medal is inset into square cloth-covered fitted case with white silk satin and red silk velvet interior.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Object Number 
1956.212
Marks 
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "J.C.CHAPLAIN" Inscription: edge, upper left: "BRONZE" Inscription: case cover, imprinted in gold: "EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE/1900"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group