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France: Boer War: “VILLE DE PARIS” Tribute to President Kruger

France: Boer War: “VILLE DE PARIS” Tribute to President KrugerFrance: Boer War: “VILLE DE PARIS” Tribute to President Kruger
Form: Circular
By: G. Prudhomme, Paris Mint
Date: 1900
Ref:  AM: 137; Hern: 308; ME: France 4; Laidlaw: 0227;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
73 mmBronze$1,200

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Seated female facing left dressed in a light gown, cloak billowing behind, wearing a coronet. On the right, a shield bearing the coat of arms of Paris supported by her left hand. On the left, the French Cock in front of a view of the Hôtel de Ville. Signed round the rim on right: “G. PRUDHOMME". Legend: “VILLE DE PARIS”. In the exergue: “FLVCTVAT NEC MERGITVR” (afloat and not sinking). The N of NEC is inverted.

Reverse: Within a circle of dot surrounded by a laurel wreath: “LA / VILLE DE PARIS / AU PRĖSIDENT / KÜGER / 27 NOVEMBRE / 1900”. Legend: “DEPARTMENT DE LA SEINE”

Notes: When President Kruger visited Paris he was received as a visiting head of state. He was invited to a reception in his honour at the Hôtel de Ville (municipal palace). This medal (possibly in gold) was presented to him by M. Ernest Gay, the Chairman of the Municipal Council.