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Expedition in Moree

French
1828
Artist Joseph Arnold Pingret (Belgian, 1798–1862)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.818

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating French expedition in Moree.

Obverse: Woman standing at center on a Viking-style boat, with flag in proper left hand and raised cross in proper right, wearing a helmet and a shield bearing three fleur-de-lis resting at proper left; inscribed above “EXPEDITION EN MOREE 1828” and in exergue “PINGRET F”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “CHARLES X/ROI DE FRANCE/S.A.R.MONSIEUR LE DAUPHI/GRAND AMIRAL./—/S.E.LE BON.HYDE DE NEUVILLE/MINISTRE DE LA MARINE./S.E.LE VTE.DE CAUZ/MINISTRE DE LA GUERRE./S.S.LE M.MAISON/GENERAL EN CHEF./LE DHER.DE RIGNY VICE ADMIRAL/COMMANDANT/LES FORCES NAVALES/1828”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "EXPEDITION EN MOREE 1828" and in exergue "PINGRET F".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "CHARLES X/ROI DE FRANCE/S.A.R.MONSIEUR LE DAUPHI/GRAND AMIRAL./---/S.E.LE BON.HYDE DE NEUVILLE/MINISTRE DE LA MARINE./S.E.LE VTE.DE CAUZ/MINISTRE DE LA GUERRE./S.S.LE M.MAISON/GENERAL EN CHEF./LE DHER.DE RIGNY VICE ADMIRAL/COMMANDANT/LES FORCES NAVALES/1828".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay