French Napoleonic Lodge of Arts and Friendship Silver Medallion dated 1805. Obverse: A pillar, its top surrounded by a garland; on its front a script cypher of “AA” (Arts Amitié); at the right an easel on which is a canvass, and on the left, a globe. The compasses lean against the pillar on the left, and below are a square, protractor, rule, and pallet with brushes. Against the right side is resting a guitar, with a bust at its base. Legend: “LOGE DES ARTS ET L'AMITIE” (Lodge of Arts and Friendship) and “OR DE LOUVIERS 5805” in exergue. Reverse: The genius of Masonry crowned with roses, her left arm and bosom bare, feeding the fire which burns upon an altar garlanded with roses, and having on its front the square and compasses. At the left of the altar is an acacia bush, and behind the figure are three bushes of acacia springing from clefts in an adjacent rock; at the top is the Delta, with rays. Borders beaded, and edge milled. Nice collectable condition with a small edge flaw on obverse, see photograph.
Edwards No: 171, Bramsen No: 508. Diameter 28mm. EF-. £175.00
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