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402986.

FRANCE, Royal (Restored). temp. Louis Philippe. 1830-1848. Æ Medal (43mm, 35.08 g, 12h). Société Montyon et Franklin. By Barré. Dated 1833. Jugate busts of Benjamin Franklin and Baron de Montyon ;eft; to left, FRANKLIN/ BIENFAISANCE DE GENIE; to right, MONTYON/ GENIE DE LA BIENFAISANCE / SOCIÉTÉ MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES, LES/ SOUSCRIPTEURS/ ASSOCIÉS POUR/ PROPAGER L’HISTOIRE/ DES BIENFAITEURS/ DE L’HUMANITÉ/ 1833. Collignon 1079. EF, brown surfaces, two small spots on reverse.


The present medal was struck for the promotion of a two-volume set of illustrated biographical texts issued by the Société Montyon et Franklin, titled Potraits et histoire des hommes utiles, published in 1833. The text is today available online.