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Jeton, Le Gal Cambronne

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

Jeton, Le Gal Cambronne

Collection Item Summary:

Jeton

Commemorating the flight of the balloon Le Gal Cambronne from besieged Paris,

January 23, 1871.

French, 19th Century

Gift from the Library of Congress

A19720061000

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Materials

Lead

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

France

Physical Description

Le Gal Cambronne Jeton; Obverse: relief of a gas free balloon depicted in the center of the medal, embossed text "PART DE LA GARE DE L'EST CONDUIT PAR LE MARIN TRISTAN, LA Gal CAMBRONNE, LE 23 JANUR 1871"; Reverse: embossed text "REPUBLIQUE DE FRANCAISE, BALLON DU SIEGE DE PARIS".

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Inventory Number

A19720061000