Token, Food Price, Siege of Paris

Copper Food Token

Tokens were used to obtain food during the siege of Paris.

French, 19th Century

Gift from the Library of Congress

A19720069000

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Physical Description:
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "PLUS DE 50 ETAUX DES MARCH DE LA HALLE SONT FOURN IS DE VIANDE DE C: HIEN ELLE SE VEND DE 5A 10F LE KILD"; Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."

Country of Origin
France

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Copper
Dimensions
3-D: 1.3 x 3cm (1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Copper Food Token

Tokens were used to obtain food during the siege of Paris.

French, 19th Century

Gift from the Library of Congress

A19720069000

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Physical Description:
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "PLUS DE 50 ETAUX DES MARCH DE LA HALLE SONT FOURN IS DE VIANDE DE C: HIEN ELLE SE VEND DE 5A 10F LE KILD"; Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."

Country of Origin
France

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Copper
Dimensions
3-D: 1.3 x 3cm (1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

ID: A19720069000