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Medal construction of hôtel des Monnaies
Silvered bronze 41 mm

€49.00
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Diameter 41 mm
Metal MONETARY BRONZE
Weight 48 g
Reproduction of an original medal Obverse: effigy of Louis XV made by Benjamin Duvivier in 1763.  Crowned with laurel, hair up on the front, rolled on the shoulder and back, with long wavy locks, neck and bare chest. Reverse: the front vie...
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Medal construction of hôtel des Monnaies Silvered bronze 41 mm | Monnaie de Paris
Silvered bronze 41 mm
€49.00

    Description

    • Reproduction of an original medal
    Obverse: effigy of Louis XV made by Benjamin Duvivier in 1763.  Crowned with laurel, hair up on the front, rolled on the shoulder and back, with long wavy locks, neck and bare chest.
    Reverse: the front view of Monnaie de Paris building, the side of the river, by Leonard.

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.