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Reward Portrait Medal of the French Emperor Napoleon III, in Memory of the World Exhibition in Paris in 1867, 1867

  • bronze
  • 67.7 mm
  • Inv. 1921-ED

Public Domain

On the occasion of the closing of the World Exhibition in Paris on 3 November 1867, various artists engraved reward medals. The majority were made by Ponscarme. They all bore the effigy of Napoleon III on the obverse. This reward medal was dedicated to Mr Duhayon-Brunfaut, who as Kapellmeister had taken care of the musical performances during the exhibition. This medal probably ended up in a Ghent collection because the laureate's son, Auguste Duhayon, settled in Ghent, where he was a city councillor between 1870 and 1895.


Hubert Ponscarme RKD
Darney 1827 - Malakoff 1903

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title Reward Portrait Medal of the French Emperor Napoleon III, in Memory of the World Exhibition in Paris in 1867
Date 1867
Location Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings title on the front side: Napoleon III empereur
signatures (names) on the front side: H. Ponscarme F.
commission on the reverse: Duhayon Brunfaut
inscription and year on the reverse: Exposition universelle de MDCCCLXVII a Paris
signatures (names) on the reverse: H. Ponscarme
inscription on the reverse: Pour services rendus
seal, stamp at the edge: cuivre
Collection medals AAT
Object type reward medal
Inventory number 1921-ED
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F33(EAGLE) predatory birds: eagle Iconclass
44B112 emperor Iconclass
44B115 president ~ head of republic Iconclass
46B181 Universal exhibition Iconclass
61B historical persons (portraits and scenes from the life) Iconclass
61B2(NAPOLEON III) historical person (NAPOLEON III) Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
61E(PARIS) names of cities and villages (PARIS) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
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