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Cast gun-metal medal. (whole)
Raoul de Rostaing, accompanied by troops in classical armour, half kneels, leaning on a shield bearing the arms of the Rostaings (a wheel), and presents his sword to France. Fame flies above them. (reverse)
Bust of Raoul de Rostaing, right, wearing classical armour and a sash, on a pedestal. (obverse)
- Production date
Thickness: 2.20 - 6 millimetres
Diameter: 64.500 millimetres
Weight: 74.65 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
80.7% Cu, 9.2% Zn, 6.7% Sn, 3.0% Pb.
Forms a pair with registration no. 1980,0102.7 and was presumably made by the same artist at the same time.
The medal marks the moment at which Charles de Rostaing's German ancestor pledged his allegiance to France.
(a) Musée des Beaux-Arts, Palais Saint-Pierre, Lyon, France, lead, 63 mm.
1. Chesneau Trophées métalliques des seigneurs de Rostaing.
2. T.N. Méd. Fr. I pl. 64, no. 6.
3. Blanchet no. 177.
4. E. Meunier Sale, Drouot Rive-Gauche, 30.11.1979, lot 7.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (296) (341)