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Inauguration of Lower Congo-Katanga Railroad

Rectangular medal commemorating the inauguration of the Lower Congo and Katanga railroad. Stamped on edge "J.FONSON". Obverse: Man standing at proper right, wearing loose piece of cloth pointing with his left hand to etch map of railroad path and with his right hand holding the left hand of a...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed along railroad path "Port-Franqui/Bukaina/[ ]ambov/Elisabethville" and at upper proper right corner "INAUGURATION DU CHEMIN DE FER/BAS CONGO-KATANGO/PAR L.L.M.M./LE ROI/ET LA REINE/12 JUILLET/1928" and at proper right "Eug.J.de Bremaecker". Reverse: Inscribed above "Travail et progress…" and at proper left "Eug.J.de Bremaecker/1929".

Marks

Reverse: "M" and "A" overlapping in a circle.

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

Belgian, 1929

Object Place

Belgium

Accession Number

30.672

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals