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  • Title
    Commemorative medallion for the voyage of the Astrolabe, engraved P. Seurin, 1837
  • Call number
    R 2196
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 medallion in frame - Round metal medallion in circular wooden frame - medallion 5 cm diam.; in frame 15.5 cm diam.
  • Scope and Content
    1 commemorative medallion issued for the voyage of the Astrolabe, 1837. The medallion is cast in copper or bronze. The obverse depicts the bust of Louis Philippe I and the reverse makes detailed textual reference to the 1837 voyage of L'Astrolabe and the Zelee under the command of M. Dumont D'Urville. It is hand engraved 'P. Seurin' on its edge.
    The medallion is housed in a round wooden presentation frame with metal hanger, lined in russet velvet as a recessed medallion bed.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • General note

    This medallion, engraved with Seurin's name, would indicate crew received a medallion to commemorate embarkation on this important voyage of discovery, and was kept together with his expedition journal by his family.
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