Jump to content

PCI2010 Group 9A.1 Voting


PCI2010 Group 9A.1 Voting  

24 members have voted

  1. 1. Pick your favorite

    • GMM Handstruck Medallion
    • 1804 L'École des Mines du Mont-Blanc, France

Recommended Posts

Saor Alba's GMM Handstruck Medallion


This is a handstruck silver medallion probably engraved by Joe Rust of Gallery Mint Museum. Which would suggest something from Prague or Bohemia.


elverno's 1804 L'École des Mines du Mont-Blanc, France


In 1818 Captain Laskey wrote in part about this medal:

"This medal was struck on the establishment of schools for the instruction of students in the art of mining and mineralogy.


There is a modern statue, representing the Apennine mountains, by John de Bologna, at Florence, designated Father Apenninus; it represents the loftiest of the ridge of these mountains, which runs through the middle of Italy, from Liguria to Ariminum and Ancona, and joins the Alps. If standing erect, it proportional height would be about sixty feet. We are not quite certain if this is not the representation of this statue, and depicted here as the hoary headed Mont-Blanc, whose bald summit penetrates the clouds."

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...