This design for a medal was executed by Oscar Roty in 1886 and was intended as a prize medal for schools of the French Republic. The piece in white Sèvres biscuit depicts a helmeted woman with cuirass, as a symbol of the Republic. An appropriate reverse was engraved for each occasion. In 1895, this unchanged design was used as the obverse for a piece concerning the Fifth Congress of the Prison Service, with a view of Paris on the reverse and an adapted inscription.
|Title||Project for an Award Medal for the Schools of the French Republic|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription on the front, around the bust: REPVBLIQVE FRANçAISE SEVRES|
|Object type||award medal|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT|
symbols of particular nations, states, districts, etc.
44A51 personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. Iconclass
44A51(MARIANNE) personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (MARIANNE) Iconclass
44C11 patriotism Iconclass
49 education, science and learning Iconclass
49A education Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
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