France, Paris Exposition 1900, bronze-gilt medal by J-C Chaplain, extremely rar
Obv: laureate and capped head pf Marianne right below an oak tree, RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE around
Rev: male figure holding a torch, seated on winged figure of Victory, view of Exposition pavillion below, and tablet with recipient's name (E NOYELLE)
Condition: Extremely fine, minor marks; Diameter: , 64mm
References: cf. Maier 299; CGMP -; Forrer I/404
Notes: this medal is usually found in bronze and is extremely rare in bronze-gilt.