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French Line "Normandie" Commemorative Medal
Date: 1935
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Container (box): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, France
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing allegorical female figure holding harness in upwardly outstretched left hand, with rearing hippocamp emerging from sea waves behind; inscription in exergue, at left: " 'NORMANDIE.' " Reverse depicts image of approaching cruiseship at center; legend above: " 'NORMANDIE' . 79280 Tx"; inscripton in exergue: "CieCle TRANSATLANTIQVE/French Line/LE HAVRE . NEW-YORK/=1835=." Medal inset into cream-colored circular box.
Credit Line: Gift of Alan R. Hawley
Object Number: 1935.84
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at lower right: "JEAN VERNON" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE" Inscription: box cover, imprinted in gold: "COMPAGNIE/GENERALE/TRANSATLANTIQUE/French Line/"NORMANDIE"/1935."