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Medal of the World Exhibition in Torino in 1911, 1911

  • bronze
  • 44.1 mm
  • Inv. 1911-DY

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The Turin World's Fair took place from 29 April to 19 November 1911. It became the 18th Universal World's Fair. This medal depicts a bull as a symbol of Turin (Torino in Italian is often associated with a bull/'toro'). The reverse depicts a helmeted warrior.


Giannino Castiglioni
Milan 1884 - Lierna 1971

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Title Medal of the World Exhibition in Torino in 1911
Date 1911
Period 20th century
Location Torino TGN
Milan TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription on the front side: ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DELLE INDVSTRIE DEL LAVORO/TORINO
signatures (names) at the front, along the edge: S. JOHNSON G C
inscription, year and signature on the reverse: PADVS / C.G./ MDCCCLXI/ MCMXI/ SOTTO L'EGIDA SABAVDA / CINQVANTANNI DI REGNO / ITALIA CELEBRA
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-DY
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 43B8 collection, exhibition, show Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45C221 helmet Iconclass
46B181 Universal exhibition Iconclass
47I2111 bull Iconclass
61E(TURIN) names of cities and villages (TURIN) Iconclass
92K gods of the waters: the older dynasty (second series): children of Oceanus, river and small water deities 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
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