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Suez Canal Medal
Date: ca. 1864
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting laureated nude bust of Napoleon III with legend: "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR." Reverse depicts three allegorical female figures: Commerce is standing at center & flanked by Africa and Europe; legend above: "JONCTION DES DEUX MERS"; below is inscription: "CANAL DE SUEZ/MDCCCLXIV."
Object Number: INV.10766
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at lower center: "OUDINE" Inscription: reverse, at upper right of field: "DEPAULIS F." Inscription: edge, lower right: "BRONZE"