constanius Posted August 6, 2008 Report Share Posted August 6, 2008 Exposition Universelle Paris 1878. Obv. by OUDINE. Rev. Palais Du Champ De Mars. by LAGRANGE. 51mm Bronze original strike. The head of Ceres with "Concord" head band. Designed by Eugene Andre Oudine (1810-89) who worked for the Paris Mint. Used in french coins (not my coin) Does this article refer to Oudines Ceres Head? Engravers and their connection with the mint in the nineteenth century. Written by Jean Belaubre, published in Bulletin 34 (1972) of the Club Français de la Médaille, and translated by David Block. THE CONSULTING COMMITTEE OF ENGRAVERS. "Never the less, on 13 June 1840 the committee determined "that there are no more urgent reproductions to be made"; it "thinks that part of the available funds might be spent on making new dies and punches here-in-after to be designated", a head of Hippocrates (50 mm) and a figure with attributes related to agricultural societies (50 mm). Eugene Dubois received two thousand francs for the first; Oudine twenty five hundred for the second. After having submitted their designs for criticism each artist engraved a punch and two dies for his subject. They still weren't through with prize medals" Thanks due to elverno for his Napoleonic website, for the article. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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