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

A19720070000

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Physical Description:
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "LE 20 Je 1871 LES BOUCHERIES CAN SONT PERMISES LES CHIENS SONT TUE. AUX ABATTOIRS PLUS BE 50 ETAUX SONT F AUX HALLES LA VIANDESE VEND DE 5A 10F. LE" 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

A19720070000

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Physical Description:
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "LE 20 Je 1871 LES BOUCHERIES CAN SONT PERMISES LES CHIENS SONT TUE. AUX ABATTOIRS PLUS BE 50 ETAUX SONT F AUX HALLES LA VIANDESE VEND DE 5A 10F. LE" 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: A19720070000