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Quebec Tercentenary medal, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.6.01

Scope and Contents

A bronze medal 77 mm in diameter showing Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) stepping ashore from a small boat, holding aloft a sword in his right hand and a hat in his left. Immediately before him lie two pots on rocky, infertile ground. On either side are a crown and a dolphin, and monograms of Henri IV and Edward VII. The medal bears the inscription, ‘CENTENAIRE . DE . LA . FONDATION . DE . QUEBEC’ and ‘STADACONE’ below. On the reverse are two allegorical female figures seated beneath a maple tree: France to the left leaning upon a pedestal with fleur-de-lys, and the United Kingdom resting upon a shield bearing the Royal Standard. The medal was designed by Henri Dubois and made by Monnaie of Paris.


  • Creation: 1908

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Finding aid date

2018-02-06 14:43:58+00:00

Includes index.

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