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100112951200A0

UNESCO 2015
Medal Invalides - Silvered bronze 100 mm

€195.00
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Diameter 100 mm
Metal FLORENTINE BRONZE
Weight 575 g
Mintage 500
Obverse : depicts the façade of the Hôtel des Invalides. Left, a portrait of Louis XIV and  the painting from Pierre Dulin. The canvas presents the minister Louvois reveals the plans for the future building to the king. Right, po...
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UNESCO 2015 Medal Invalides Silvered bronze 100 mm | Monnaie de Paris
Medal Invalides - Silvered bronze 100 mm
€195.00

    Description

    Obverse : depicts the façade of the Hôtel des Invalides. Left, a portrait of Louis XIV and  the painting from Pierre Dulin. The canvas presents the minister Louvois reveals the plans for the future building to the king. Right, portrait of Napoleon I accompanied by the Veron-Bellecourt painting.
    Reverse : a view of the interior and exterior of the dome of the Hôtel des Invalides' royal chapel. 

    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.