Le Flesselles; Que ne peut le Genie

Medals commemorating pioneers of manned flight, 18th-20th century.
These six medals from different countries each commemorate a pioneer of manned flight. Several medals show the flight of hot air balloons. The medal in the centre is the Medal of Congress awarded to Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), who made the first non-stop solo air crossing of the Atlantic.One bronze medal, diameter 42mm, portrays La Flesselles Montgolfier. [Flight 19 Jan 1784]. Artist: Nicolas Maine Gatteaux (1751-1832)
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
1784
Inventory number :
1946-111
 

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