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Inscription

around circumference: DANT IGNOTAS MARTI NOVASQUE MERCURIO ALAS.; on the tablet: CHEMIN / DE / FERS; on the pedestal: LOI DU XI JUIN / M.D.CCC.XLII. / .LOUIS PHILIPPE. / REGNANT; in the exergue: MR. TESTE MINISTRE DES TRAVAUX PUBLIQUES. / MR. LEGRAND SOUS-SECRÉTAIRE D'ÉTAT. / A. BOVY FECIT.

Provenance

(David and Constance Yates, New York); purchased 1 June 2004 by NGA.

Bibliography
2004
Luciano, Eleonora. "Nineteenth-Century French Medals." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 32 (Fall 2004): 23.