ENCOURAGEMENT AND REWARDS TO INDUSTRY. Marianne,
standing on the left, dressed in antique style, holding a laurel wreath and
accompanied by Industry holding a caduceus and a rudder. At her feet,
symbolic objects. On the right, eagle in front of a lighted altar on which one reads AN 7
(1798). In the exergue: AUX ARTS UTILES/ REP. FR. Signature: B DU VIVIER.
R/. Crown of laurel. In the centre, engraving: DETERMINED TO FIRMIN DIDOT
THE FIRST VENDEMRE YEAR X. (1st vendemiaire/October 1802) Smooth edge.
Ø 50.62 mm (131.48 g)
♦ Julius 655; Bramsen 234; TNG 92.3
Gold award medal attributed to Firmin Didot*.
Trace of cleaning. Slight small dings. Very nice composition. Very rare. Very nice.
The edge has small dings and fine scratches.
Copy from the Collection of Dr. H.B.
Firmin Didot, second son of François Ambroise Didot, was born in Paris on April 14, 1794 and died on April 24, 1836
April 24, 1836 in Mesnil sur l'Estrée. He was an engraver and founder, inventor of the stereotype and
and became printer of the Industry in 1811. We owe him the verse translations of the Bucolics of
Virgil (1806), the Idylls of Theocritus (1833), and a tragedy of Annibal.