Silver medal struck to commemorate the sailing of the URANIE expedition from Toulon in 1817 under Freycinet

Medal. D:41mm. Extremely fine. Paris, Puymaurin & Andrieu.

Silver medal struck to commemorate the sailing of the URANIE expedition from Toulon in 1817 under Freycinet. The detailed lettering on the obverse has the main caption ‘Hemisphere Austral. Physique Astronomie’, and also notes that Freycinet’s voyage was commissioned by the two most important French naval figures of his day, Louis-Antoine d’Artois de Bourbon, Duc d”Angoulme, then serving as Amiral de France, and the Vicomte du Bouchage, Ministre de la Marine. The design for this side of the medal is signed Puymaurin. The reverse of the medal shows the bust of Louis XVIII, designed by F. Andrieu.


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Date

1817

Material

Silver