1878 Paris Universal Exposition Medal

1878 Paris Universal Exposition Medal
1878 Paris Universal Exposition Medal
Title
1878 Paris Universal Exposition Medal
Date 
1878
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Description 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing allegorical head of France crowned with laurel wreath; legend: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE." Reverse depicts winged figure of Fame blowing trumpet at center, with figure of nude youth holding rectangular tablet inscribed: "HALE/& PARSHALL"; aerial view of exhibition grounds beneath; legend: "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1878"; in exergue: "PARIS."
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. George H. Kuper, 1956
Object Number 
INV.3534
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center: "J.P.CHAPLAIN" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower right: "CHAPLAIN" Inscription: edge, lower center: "ARGENT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group