This plaque belongs to a series designed by French medallist Marie-Alexandre Coudray for the sales catalogue of the Monnaie de Paris. The series had as its subject a variety of different professions and sports, such as horticulture, viticulture, fencing, football and skiing. On the front of this arch plaque, a farmer drives his plough with two oxen through the field by the rising sun. A young man in back view encourages the animals with a stick. The reverse shows a reaper with scythe in the cornfield.
Monnaie de Paris
|Plaque Medal: Agriculture
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings
|signatures (names) at the front, lower right: COUDRAY.
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus
|300189808 figures (representations) AAT
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
46A14 farmers Iconclass
47I1 agriculture Iconclass
47I14 harvest Iconclass
47I141 reaping, picking, mowing ~ harvest Iconclass
47I15 agricultural implements Iconclass
47I15(SCYTHE) agricultural implements: scythe Iconclass
47I21111 ox Iconclass
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