Medal, Blanchard's balloon ascent, Nuremberg, Germany, 1787

Made:
1785 in Germany
artist:
Johann Christian Reich

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Medal commemorating balloon ascent of Blanchard (1753-1809) at Nuremberg, Germany, nd. [12 November 1787]. Metal [lead?]; 47mm diameter, thickness 3mm. Obverse, legend Blanchard vicesimum octavum faciens iter; low relief profile head and shoulders to right in wig. Artist signed at base, monogram MR. [M Reich]. Reverse, legend, Gallia saepius plausit. Iam Germania Plau: Exergue, Norimberge: Scene, representation of Blanchard in his balloon above cityscape of Nuremberg. Jean-Pierre Blanchard making his 28th balloon ascent. France has applauded often - Now let Germany applaud.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1946-115
Materials:
complete and white metal [lead?]
type:
medal and medal and medal and
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection

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