France, Louis Philippe - 1842 Establishment of Railway Lines Bronze Medal
113 mm by Bovy
Obv: Laureate head of Louis Philippe I right with title around
Rev: Draped allegorical figure of railways seated facing on central plinth with figures of Mercury and Mars leaping outward to either side, railways in background radiating outward in four cardinal directions. Legend above and two line inscription in exergue below.
Reference: Divo 170.
A huge and imposing medallion. A few edge knicks and an old clean, but retains fantatsic eye appeal and a light tone. A chance to pick up this sought after medal for a very reasonable price