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Paris-New York Flight Commemorative Medal

Paris-New York Flight Commemorative Medal
Title
Paris-New York Flight Commemorative Medal
Date 
1930
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse with accolated busts of two aviators facing left ; their names inscribed at left: ".M.BELLONTE."; at right: ".D.COSTES."; legend below: "PARIS-NEW-YORK/.1-2-SEPTEMBRE 1930." Reverse shows image of an airplane diagonally superimposed upon skylines of New York and Paris.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Object Number 
1947.341
Marks 
Inscription: reverse, at right of field: "ANIE MOUROUX" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Gallery Label 
Dieudonne Costes (1892-1973) and Maurice Bellonte (1896-1984) flew the first eastbound non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York on September 1-2, 1930. Their flight covered 4,100 miles and took 37 hours,18 minutes. Among those greeting them when they landed was Charles A. Lindbergh, who had made his historic flight three years before.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group