Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde)

Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde)

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Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde)
Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde)
Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde)

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Louis-Philippe/ Luxor obelisk (Obélisque de Louqsor, Place de Concorde) Description: Commemorative souvenir medal of the bringing of the obelisk of Luxor to Paris with original round wood case. OBS: Profile bust of Louis Philippe looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS" and under bust "MONTAGNY.F." REV: Obelisk of Luxor at center; inscribed at edge "ABBATU A THÈBES LE 31 OCTOBRE 1831 TRANSPORTÉ A PARIS ET ÉRIGÉ SUR/LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE 25 OCTOBRE 1836 SOUS LA DIRECTION DE L'INGR LEBAS", across field "HAUTEUR 70 P.... 3.... 5L... POIDS 500 MILLIERS", and in exergue "OBELISQUE DE LOUQSOR/---/"MONTAGNY". Size: 52 mm Weight: 63.9 gm Metal: Bronze Signed Montagny F both OBS and Rev. Date: The medal is marked on edge with Pointing Hand and CUIVRE. While this means copper in English, the medal is bronze. Based on this edge marking, the medal is probably a re-strike made between 1845 to 1860. Original striking was probably done in 1836. The medal has been struck from the original dies. Obs: The portrait neckline is full and the Montagny signature begins at the middle of the portrait bottom and hugs the rim of the medal. In addition, on the Rev. the Montagny signature is in the exergue. This would indicate re-striking from original dies. Note: The obelisk was given in 1829 as a gift from the Vice Roy of Egypt to Louis-Philippe I, King of the French (1773-1850), and in 1836 it was placed in the Place de la Concorde. See related medal - Joan D'Arc Asking price: $350 USD

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  • Reference #
  • 3004b
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Antiquities
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Montagny
  • Year
  • 1837
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 2.05 inches
  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0.14 pound
  • Condition
  • Extra Fine
  • Material
  • Bronze

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