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1900 FRENCH MEDAL FOR PARIS EXPOSITION ISSUED TO RUSSIAN PARTICIPATOR COLONEL SIMBIRSKY

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1900 FRENCH MEDAL FOR PARIS EXPOSITION ISSUED TO RUSSIAN PARTICIPATOR COLONEL SIMBIRSKY. The medal of the 1900 Paris Exposition is one of the iconic works in the history of the modern medal. This medal was created for the combined 1900 Paris World's Fair and second modern Olympics by master medallist Jules-Clément Chaplain. Medal of the 1900 Paris Exposition 63mm, bronze, struck at Paris Mint On the obverse: Head of "France" in a Phrygian bonnet, being at one with the growing oak tree, which has put a laurel wreath around her head. A view of the bridges of the Seine River and the city of Paris to the right. Legend around in French, Republic France. On the reverse: The winged figure of Victory, holding a laurel wreath and a palm branch, carries a winner on her back. The Expo buildings are shown below. Underneath the recipient's name is engraved. To the right, the engraver's abbreviation - J.C. Chaplain. Legend around also in French: Exposition Universal International 1900. The medal is a typical of the art nouveau style popular during that period.

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