- Museum number
Struck copper medal. (whole)
Compass and stylised flower; raised border. (reverse)
Personification of Architecture, head, in profile to left, with an architectural capriccio emanating from it, composed of buildings from different historical periods, including St Peter's Basilica and Trajan's column in Rome, a Renaissance church, a classical temple and two-tiered builfding with archways or windows; to left, a compass; raised border. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1846 / 1848
Diameter: 33 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The compass and flower are referred to as emblems of precision and liberty, in reference to architecture.
The medal is described in some sources as a 'jeton de presence' for the Société Centrale des Architectes, designed by Labrouste sometime between 1846 and 1848.
See for example:
'Le génie précurseur d’Henri Labrouste s’expose à la Cité de l’architecture' Margaux Darrieus - AMC - Publié le 11/10/12 à 11h46 xpose-a-la-cite-de-l-architecture-19211100; accessed on 30 May 2018.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Universal Exhibition, Paris 1878
- Acquisition date
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