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Catalog Number M-M76-2
Object Name Medal
Title Medal Commemorating Balloon Flight
Artist Unknown
Date ca. 1783
Description Obverse: two balloons; "AUDACIA FELIX" at top and "AERA PERMEARUNT XXI. NOV. / L.F. DARLANDES ET F. PILATRE / I. DEC. J.A. C. CHARLES / ET M.N. ROBERT / ANNO MDCCLXXXIII" under image
Reverse: 32 stars encircle "PATEFACTO / PER AERA ITINERE / A JOSEPHO ET STEPHANO / MONTGOLFIER / V. JUNII MDCCLXXXIII. / REI MEMORIAM / POSTERITATI TRADI JUSSIT / LUDOVICUS XVI. / ANNO MDCCLXXXIV."
One of two identical medals.
Material Bronze
Dimensions D-0.375 Dia-1.938 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 18th century
eighteenth century
France
French
commemorative