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The Death of Sadi Carnot

Artist:
Medalist: Louis-Oscar Roty (French, Paris 1846–1911 Paris)
Date:
1898
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, struck
Dimensions:
3 1/8 × 2 3/16 in. (79 × 56 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of David and Constance Yates, in memory of Victoria Blumka Nasatir Goldberg, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.106a, b
Not on view
This medal commemorates Marie-Francois Sadi Carnot, President of the French Republic, assasinated in Lyon on June 24, 1894, by the anarchist Caserio.
Signature: Obverse: (parallel to right edge) ROTY

Inscription: Obverse: (bottom right) SADI CARNOT / PRESIDENT / DE LA / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE

Reverse: (top sunken panel) XXIV JUIN MDCCC / XCIV; (bottom plinth) DANS LE DEUIL DE LA PATRIE

Box: (stamped on lid in gold letters) 1er JUILLET 1894 / FUNÉRAILLES / DU / PRÉSIDENT CARNOT

Marking: Stamped on rim: BRONZE (Mint mark)
David and Constance Yates (until 1992; to MMA)
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