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Portrait Medal in Honour of Marshal Patrice de Mac Mahon

  • bronze
  • 70 mm
  • Inv. 1911-CQ

Public Domain

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French medallist Jules-Clément Chaplain engraved a series of medals depicting a number of famous people. This medal with the bust of Marshal Patrice de Mac Mahon is the first in the series. Marquis de Mac Mahon was a French officer and politician. He distinguished himself especially in the Crimean War. In 1870, he was captured in the battle of Sedan and released back in 1871. Two years later, he was elected president by royalist parties. When these parties lost the majority, he resigned in 1879.


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

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title Portrait Medal in Honour of Marshal Patrice de Mac Mahon
Period 19th century
20th century
Location Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature on the front, around the bust
inscription and signature on the back, around the depiction
Collection medals AAT
Object type portrait medal
medal of honour
Inventory number 1911-CQ
Acquisition credit purchase
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-CQ
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7778/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
45D311 commander-in-chief, general, marshal Iconclass
46A12 nobility and patriciate; chivalry, knighthood Iconclass
61B2(PATRICE DE MAC MAHON) historical person (PATRICE DE MAC MAHON) Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
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