medal, by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, commemorating Joseph & Étienne Montgolfier and the [unmanned] balloon ascent from the Champ de Mars, Paris, 27 August 1783; a subscription organised by Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond funded the ascent. bronze; 41mm diameter, thickness 2mm. Obverse legend, Jose. et. Etien. Montgolfier pour avoir rendu l'air navigable; scene, double low relief portrait, profile heads to left, natural hair; artist signed at base, N. Gatteaux. Reverse legend: Experience du Champ de Mars 27 Aoust 1783. En vertu d'une souscription sous la direct de M. Faujas de St Fond. ; scene, balloon above clouds, view of Champ de Mars building and forest below. [first hydrogen filled balloon ascent; project led by Jacques Charles; balloon made by brothers Anne-Jean Robert and Noël Robert; balloon landed at Gonesse]
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