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Rene Boudichon agricultural bronze medal

There are really nice images on this French bronze medal by Rene Boudichon. The obverse depicts a woman feeding grain to hens from a basket with hens and a duck around her feet a cockerel and henhouse in the background. It is signed "Rene Boudichon". The reverse is divided into halves, the top half depicting a farm and the bottom continuing a round cartouche stamped "Offert par le Conseil General de l'Allier" surrounded by laurel leaves. The rim is stamped "Bronze" and has a square foundry cartouche.

Approximate dimensions:
Weight: 1.3ozs - 38gms
Diameter: 1.77ins - 4.5cms

René Baudichon
(1878 – 1963)
French sculptor and medallist.
Born in Tours, France, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts Tours, and graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
He is known for his fine art medals, which are considered a form of exonumia. These include a medal commemorating the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. He also created in 1922 an award-winning hood ornament in the form of a caricature lion for the Peugeot car company

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