Jeton, La Ville de Paris

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Jeton, La Ville de Paris

Collection Item Summary:

Jeton

Commemorating the flight of the balloon La Ville de Paris from besieged Paris,

October 15, 1870.

French, 19th Century

Gift from the Library of Congress

A19720041000

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19720041000

Physical Description

La Ville de Paris Jeton; Obverse: relief of a gas free balloon depicted in the center of the medal, embossed text "PART DE LA GARE DU NORD MONTE PAR LAE DELAMARRE, LA VILLE DE PARIS, LE 15 XBRE 1870"; Reverse: embossed text "REPUBLIQUE DE FRANCAISE, BALLON DU SIEGE DE PARIS".

Credit Line

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Country of Origin

France

Materials

Lead

Dimensions

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons