12 - 14 July 2000
France, Louis Philippe, Celebrating the New Laws regulating the Building of Railways 1842, large bronze medal by Jean Bovy, 112mm., laureate head left, A BOVY below, rev. female allegorical figure of la Loi, seated on a pedestal, holding tablet inscribed CHEMINS DE FER, Mercury and Mars flying to left and right, in the distance four trains in a landscape (Moyaux 119; Forrer I,243), extremely fine, rare, in original turned wooden case, this slightly damaged
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Luois Philippe was so impressed by this medal, the largest of Jean Antoine Bovy's railway medals, that he decorated Bovy with the Légion d'Honneur.
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