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École Polytechnique: Centenary Anniversary

Circular medal for the École Polytechnique, commemorating the centennial anniversary of its foundation. Obverse: Semi-nude woman sits with schools and books on her lap and rests her right arm on an orb while supporting an inscribed tablet with her left hand; armor, a cannon, and an oven are at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "x ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE x" and below "MAX BOURGEOIS". Reverse: Inscribed above "x LAMBLARDIE x MONGE x CARNOT x PRIEUR x", at center "·1794-1894·/---/FONDATION DE L'ECOLE/DECRET DU XXI VENTOSE ANII/---/CENTENAIRE/XI MARS MDCCCLXXXXIV/CARNOT/-(PROM..DE 1857·)-/ETANT/PRESIDENT/DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAIS", and below "M" elised with "B".

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard

French, 1894

Object Place

France

Accession Number

27.242

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals