Medal commemorating the invention of the air balloon in 1783, (1784).

Medal commemorating the invention of the air balloon in 1783, (1784).
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

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Medal commemorating the invention of the air balloon in 1783, struck by order of King Louis XVI in 1784. The inscription refers to balloon flights by the Marquis d'Arlandes and Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier on 21 Nov 1783, and that of Jacques Charles and Noel Robert on 1 December 1783.

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