1054102 | FRANCE. Napoleon III.
(Emperor, 1842-1870). 1855 AV Medal of 45 Ducat Weight. NGC PR64 Cameo.
By Albert Barre. Edge: (Hand). 60mm. 160.16gm. NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. Half-length portrait to the right /
J. GUIMET OUTREMER. Crowned imperial coat of arms surrounded by wreath of heraldry of the twenty countries participating in the exhibition, below cartouche engraved with awardee's name. Divo 234.
For the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Awarded to and inscribed with the name of Jean-Baptiste Guimet for the development of artificial "outremer" (ultramarine).
Housed in an oversized holder.
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Awarded to Jean-Baptiste Guimet, who also received the cross of the Legion of Honor during this event.
He was a co-founder of the Chemical Company of Alais (Alès) and the Camargue.