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A silver medal, University of France, 19th century, Alphée Dubois engraver


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Here's a very interesting recent arrival (today).  It is a silver ("argent" on edge) medal issued by the University of France (1808-1896) in the 19th century.  

The obverse has Athena facing right, Skylla perched in the helmet also facing right, arm raised her forehead, Alphée Dubois below .

The reverse has the following inscription: "University of France Advisory Committee for Higher Education".

38.3mm, 29.7 grams



Here's the Lucania Thourioi, stater  Circa 400-350 BC  with a similar obverse design, albeit crude with some corrosion.

7.55 grams



Alphée Dubois was a sculptor and medallist. Born in Paris. Son of J E Dubois. Studied under Barre and Duret. Won the Prix de Rome in 1855.


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