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Portait Medal in Honour of Casimir Périer, President of the French Republic in 1894, 1894

  • bronze
  • 68 mm
  • Inv. 1911-CP

Public Domain

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This portrait medal was issued in honour of French politician Jean-Paul, Pierre Casimir Périer. After a long political career, he was appointed president of the French Republic on 25 June 1894. On the reverse, a woman wearing a long robe and veil symbolises the French Republic. She throws a ballot into a chalice standing on a platform decorated along both sides with a lion's head and in the centre the tablets of the law on top of branches and an axe with the letter R on the left and F on the right.


Jules Clément Chaplain Wikidata RKD
Mortagne-au-Perche 1839 - Paris 1909

Monnaie de Paris
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Title Portait Medal in Honour of Casimir Périer, President of the French Republic in 1894
Date 1894
Period 19th century
Location Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature on the front, around the bust
inscription, year and signature on the back, around the depiction: R / F ; ELU PAR L' ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE . LE . 27 JUIN 1894 . ; J C CHAPLAIN
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
medal of honour
Inventory number 1911-CP
Acquisition credit unknown
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-CP
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7776/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
44 state; law; political life Iconclass
44A51(MARIANNE) personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (MARIANNE) Iconclass
44B115 president ~ head of republic Iconclass
44C2 the right to vote, the compulsory vote Iconclass
44C222 voting ballot Iconclass
44C3 politics Iconclass
44C34 politician, e.g. party leader Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(CASIMIR PERIER) historical person (CASIMIR PERIER) Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
Algemeene Wereldtentoonstelling te Gent in 1913 (Paleis der Schoone Kunsten, 1 mei - 1 november 1913) : Groep II. Schoone Kunsten ; Klasse 9b ; Gesneden Penningen (Salon van de medailles) / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Drukkerij (Oud Huis We Monnom), 1913 (p. 90)
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