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Medal Commemorating the 1878 EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE of PARIS

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Posted 4 years ago


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This large 51 mm (2 inch) BRONZE Medal was issued by "Les Administration Des Monnaies/Et Medailles" to commemorate the 1878 Exposition Universelle that was held from the 1rst of May to October 31 in PARIS. The Art Work involved in the depiction of MARIANNE, the prominent Symbol of the French Republic and the Allegory of Liberty & Reason, on the obverse of the medal is Superb!! Now you know where the Statue of Liberty gets its' good looks!! The Artist is Eugene-Andre OUDINE (1810-1887) and the medalist was Alphee Dubois (1831-1905)
The 1878 Exposition Universelle was the 3rd Exposition Universelle held in Paris and showcased the industrial revolution and many Budding Glass Artists of the time. The Reverse of the medal depicts the Palais Du Trocadero in Paris where the exposition was held.
Although this medal is not a Rare item, most of the great Museums in the world have a copy, this one is in Excellent (BU) condition and is my favorite. They do occasionally come up for sale on eBay but make sure if you buy one that there is a small BEE on the rim along with the word BRONZE.


  1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Thanks aghcollect, SEAN68 and vetraio50 for the Love! RER(BOB)
  2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Thank you pops52 and blunderbuss2 for the Love! RER(BOB)
  3. Militarist Militarist, 4 years ago
    It always amazes me how fast a country can rebuild after being devastated by war. Paris was in ruins, the French government and economy ceased to exist in 1871 and yet 1877-78 they hosted a Worlds Fair!
  4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Hi Militarist! I agree, look at Germany today, they recovered quite quickly too. RER(BOB)
  5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Thank you Militarist and Jono for the Love! BOB
  6. goldfan, 2 years ago
    I have the same in gold with the original box ,have you seen any others in gold ?
  7. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Yours was probably an Award Medal given at the there any information other than what is on this one? Nice to have a case with it. RER(BOB)
  8. goldfan, 2 years ago
    Yes ,it was award given out . It is lovely to have the box . I wonder how many gold ones there are exactly .

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