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

Medal commemorating the balloon ascent of Blanchard, Germany, 1787.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

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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 by Reich shows a portrait of Blanchard with a Latin inscription: 'Blanchard vicesimum octavum faciens iter', which translates as Blanchard making the 28th trip.

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