Medal commemorating balloon flight of Blanchard at Frankfurt

Made:
1785 in Germany
artist:
Johann Christian Reich

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Medal commemorating flight of Blanchard at Frankfurt, Germany, 3 October 1785. Metal [lead?]; 45mm diameter, thickness 3mm. Obverse: legend, Blanchard sursum decimum quintum faciens iter. Francofurti Da 3. Octo.; low relief profile representation Head and shoulders to left, in wig, artist signed at base, Reich. [=Johann Christian Reich 1740-1814]. Reverse: legend, Gallia saepius plausit! Iam Germania plaude. MDCCLXXXV. [1785]. ; scene of Blanchard in his balloon and gondola with two flags, above cityscape of Frankfurt viewed from the west with a bridge across the river Main

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1950-318/3
Materials:
complete and metal [lead?]
type:
medal and medal and
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection