Medal commemorating the balloon ascent of Blanchard, Germany, 1787.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Medal commemorating the balloon ascent of Blanchard, Germany, 1787.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Undated medal commemorating the balloon ascent of Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) at Nuremberg, Germany, on 12 November 1787. The design shows Blanchard in his balloon, waving a flag above a cityscape of Nuremberg. The Latin inscription: 'Gallia saepius plausit. Iam Germania Plau' translates as 'France has applauded often - Now let Germany applaud'.
 

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