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.
Monnaie de Paris
|Title||Portrait Medal in Honour of Marshal Patrice de Mac Mahon|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription and signature on the front, around the bust|
|inscription and signature reverse, around the representation|
medal of honour
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||300189808 figures (representations) AAT|
male sex; man
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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