1906 (AD)
San Francisco Earthquake.
Artist: Louis Bottee.
Other Details: Medal issued by France in sympathy for the people of San Francisco after the devastating earthquake of 1906.

Obverse Description

Female seated on sea wall, with shield (?) inscribed RF. she extends olive branch to bald eagle holding US shield, with sun's rays behind eagle. Around, A PEUPLE AMERICAIN ET LA VILLE DE SAN FRANCISCO / SYMPATHIE / ADMIRATION / LA REPUBLlQUE / FRANCAISE

Reverse Description

Crowned female figure emerging from crack in earth, surrounded by ruins of buildings and trees, city in background, radiating star above. Around , 1906 / SAN FRANCISCO. Below, LOUIS BOTTEE

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