Artist French
Title
  • Dirigible Balloons
Date 1885
Medium bronze
Dimensions Diameter: 2 7/8 in.
7.3 cm
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 22.186
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Signed Signed at left of exergue line on obverse and at upper right of exergue on reverse: A. PATEY.
Inscriptions Obverse: SIC. ITVR. AD .ASTRA. around top. In exergue: .BALLOONS. DIRIGEABLES. / EXPERIENCES.A.L'ETABLISSEMENT / .DE.CHALAIS.MEVDON. / 1885. Reverse: .LABOR. IMPROBVS. OMNIA. VIN CIT.
Purchased at the Paris Mint, Paris
R.P. "French Medals Acquired" Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 4, no. 8, 1923, pp. 67-68, p. 67 (ill)