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Since 1919

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

SKU: b24


A bronze medal by Pierre-Alexandre Morlon (1878 - 1951)

Depicting an Alsatian as the city of Strasbourg, her hair dress adorned with city towers

Right STRASBOURG and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg;

left: Morlon signature;

in ex. escutcheon

The reverse with warship, the name of Strasbourg and a blank panel for an eventual inscription between two branches of laurel leaves

The edge is stamped with the horn of plenty (Paris mint) and BRONZE.


Pierre-Alexandre Morlon is a French engraver and medalist, creator of the famous "Type Morlon" on the former French franc coin currency: obverse with Marianne - allegory of the Republic - with (Phrygian) liberty cap and reverse with horns of plenty.
Diameter 6.8 cm (2" 11/16)

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