Jeton, Le Guillaume Tell

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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, Le Guillaume Tell

Collection Item Summary:

Jeton

Commemorating the flight of the balloon Le Guillaume Tell from besieged Paris,

August 14, 1870.

French, 19th Century

Gift from the Library of Congress

A19720015000

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19720015000

Physical Description

Le Guillaume Tell Jeton; Obverse: relief of a gas free balloon depicted in the center of the medal, embossed text "PAR DE LA GARE D'ORLEANS CONDUIT PAR ALBERT TISSANDIER, LE GUILLAUME TELL, LE 14 8BRE 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