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Paris-New York Flight Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1947.341
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at right of field: "ANIE MOUROUX" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group