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Commemorative Medallion for Admiral Dumont-D'Urville
France,: Oudine, 1844.. Bronze medal, 69 mm., extremely fine. A particularly attractive copy of this medal struck to commemorate the tragic death of Dumont D'Urville. As the lengthy caption on the medal explains, having survived two circumnavigations of the globe, the great explorer was killed in a railway accident between Bellevue and Meudon on 8 May 1842.The imposing memorial represented on this medal is in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.Marquess of Milford Haven, British and Foreign Naval Medals, London 1919-1928.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-08-01           Check availability:      Biblio    

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