Medal issued by the Commune de Paris, France, 1792
Artist: Benjamin du Vivier
Minted by Paris Mint

Obverse Description

Winged Liberty advancing to right crushing crown and sceptres under left foot; she holds a thunderbolt in her right hand and a staff bearing the Cap of Liberty in her left; around EXEMPLE AUX PEUPLES; in exergue, X. AOUST MDCCXCII

Reverse Description

At top, two winged Victories, one on each side of the fasces and together drawing the Cap of Liberty over the axe head which traditionally was attached there; each Victory carries a palm branch in the right hand; below in five lines, A LA MEMOIRE / DU GLORIEUX COMBAT / DU PEUPLE FRANCAIS / CONTRE LA TYRANNIE / AUX TUILLERIES; in exergue, LA COMMUNE / DE PARIS

Edge Description



During the French Revolution, from 1789 until 1795, the Commune de Paris was the government of Paris. It was set up in the Hôtel de Ville after the storming of the Bastille.

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