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    Posted 6 years ago

    kyratango
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    5" by 4.5", marked on one face H.V. 1907
    On the other face, Henri Varenne (sculptor 1860-1933)
    Very heavy, 313 grams.

    From Wikipedia, the Nobel Brothers firm, founded in 1879, exploited "naphte" i.e. Petroleum in Bakou, Russia.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branobel

    Post it in mystery part as I would like to know more, if there is some medal collectors who heard from it.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Forgot to say it is cased in a green leather display box velvet lined.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      The temple on one face is the Fire Temple in Baku
      Google for Ateshgah of Baku, very interesting story
    3. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Beautiful! I think the most interesting question is why it appears to have been given to Armand Dayot, a left wing art critic and author of the time? Alfred Nobel's prize is given in litterature as well as science, maybe there's a connection?
    4. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      There is one connection worth looking into, Maurice Maeterlinck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Litterature 1911. He is also a contributing in a few antologies edited by Armand Dayot. Alfred Nobel's private library also contains a book written by Dayot. I think you must write to the Nobel Museum and ask what this can be, I'm sure a researcher there would be thrilled to see it, could be of great historic value!

      http://www.nobelmuseum.se/en/research

    5. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Katarina Nordqvist, Head of Research Department, Nobel Museum.
      E-mail: katarina.nordqvist@nobelmuseum.se
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      OlofZ, it is amazing! You went on a part of research I was not thinking!
      I thought Armand Dayot was a director in Nobel firm!
      I did even not Googled his name... Stupid me!
      I will contact the Nobel museum and see what informations they can give.
      Of course, will forward the answer on This post.
      Milliard pouds of thanks to you!
      Bravo!
    7. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Great, Keep the story posted! Happy weekend!
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I wonder if this has something to do with it:

      http://www.inumis.com/articles_img/large/01/0100/010013/P01_01001309.jpg

      It would tie everything together nicely; France, Arts, Transportation (petroleum).

      T A
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you TubeAmp for your research!
      I think only the period, origin and style are linked...
      We'll see what will coming from Nobel museum :-)
    10. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing, it was great to see something about Alfred N. brothers. I didn't even know he had brothers as his fame has put them in the shadows... The plaque of Alfred is very similar to that on the Nobel Prize medallion, made from the same photograph from the 1890's. Will be interesting hearing if you get some input from the museum!
    11. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Here is one in bronze, unattributed: http://r.ebay.com/FmM5Nl

      T A
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very nice piece of history!!!
    13. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      And one more, from within the Nobel family: https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/574/785-a-nobel-commemorative-silver-plaque-marked-henri-varenne-paris-1907

      T A
    14. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Interesting piece:
      Emanuel Nobel had Fabergé make this clock to also mark this occasion.

      http://www.villapetrolea.com/files/2012/04/Nobel-Jubelee-clock.jpg

      http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai142_folder/142_articles/142_faberge_nobel_clock.html

      T A
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      TubeAmp!
      I have this for years, could not have infos like you found!
      You are FANTASTIC!
      I'm actually knocked down on my carpet, LOL!
      Bravissimo!
    16. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Well the museum will be the best source, I can't wait.

      T A
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Olof, I knew for his brothers and the dynamite, but discovered for petroleum !
      Will for sure give news when I get some...
      Sean, thanks for your nice comment :-)
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome Kyratango!!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wooaaah ! Will look all when my Pc will be more efficient, the little screen of my phone is not convenient
    20. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Really fantastic informations and links!
      Still waiting to hear from Nobel Muséum, perhaps in September...
      Maeterlinck got the Nobel prize in 1911, medal is from 1907. Perhaps it was a gift later, but still can't know the relation!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Pease, Geo, Jewels and Kerry :-)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks PaperHoarder for your love :-)

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