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Royal Garden of Plants Medal
Date: 1935
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall (medal): 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm) Container (box): 3 × 3 × 1/4 in. (7.6 × 7.6 × 0.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, France
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting equestrian statue of Louis XIII, facing right, with view of Versailles in background; legend above: ".JARDIN.DV.ROY.POVR.LA CVLTVRE.DES.PLANTES.MEDICINALES."; inscription in exergue: "LOVIS.XIII.PAR.VN.EDIT.DE.MAI.1635./ETABLIT.LE.JARDIN.DES.PLANTES./AV.FAVBOVRG.SAINT.VICTOR./AVEC.GVY.DE.LA.BROSSE./INTENDANT." Reverse depicts three seated female figures holding attributes of sciences; inscription above: ".BOTANIQVE./.ANATOMIE.CHIMIE."; in exergue: "1635 - 1935." Medal is inset into square dark purple cardboard box.
Object Number: INV.5552AB
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right: "HD" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower right: "H.DROPSY" Inscription: edge, lower center: "V.CANALE"