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Honorary Medal for the Fire Brigade

  • bronze
  • 50.6 mm
  • Inv. 1911-CR

Public Domain

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Designed by Jules Clément Chaplain as a tribute to the fire service, this medal shows a heroic firefighter saving a woman and child from death by fire. The reverse of the medal was designed by Henri Dubois and was intended to engrave the name of the honoured person. The Paris mint used Dubois' design for two more Chaplain medals. Every French fire brigade could use this medal for various occasions such as retirements or honours of deserving persons. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


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

Henri Alfred Dubois
Rome 1859 - 1943

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title Honorary Medal for the Fire Brigade
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature on the front side: VIRTVS . FLAMMARVM . VICTRIX . ; J.C.CHAPLAIN
signatures (names) below: H.DUBOIS
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-CR
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-CR
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/7781/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D111 infant, baby ~ the ages of man Iconclass
31E2312 violent death ~ fire Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41B4 on fire, ablaze Iconclass
41B5 fire-fighting Iconclass
41B51 fire-department, fire-brigade Iconclass
41B511 firemen Iconclass
43A433 crowning with laurel Iconclass
45C221 helmet Iconclass
47D8(AXE) tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: axe Iconclass
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