Medal, commemorating the first balloon ascents in

Made:
1784 in Italy
artist:
Guillemard, Anton

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Medal, commemorating the first balloon ascents in Italy, 1784. Bronze; 43mm diameter, 3mm deep. Obverse, relief of a large balloon beneath cloud, the aeronaut by a ladder in the gondola; inscription dated 1784. Reverse, inscription; head portrait of Andreani, profile relief to right, long curls; artist signed below, A. Guillemard. Count Andreani ascended at Moncucco on 25th February 1784, and made a second ascent there on 13th March 1784.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1983-583
Measurements:
diameter: 3 x 43 mm
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication