Paul Bosco Coins and Medals
Medals of Pierre Turin
Pierre Turin is widely considered the most accomplished Art Deco
medalist. He was born in Sucy-en-Brie, France, in 1891 and died in 1968. He
attended the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Vernon, Patey and
Coutain. In 1920 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and was made Chevalier of the
Légion d’Honneur in 1936. His most famous work is the medal for the International Exposition
of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts
gave the name to the Art Deco style.
sample of the dozens of medals in our stock by Pierre Turin. All are struck
bronze, unless otherwise noted. All pieces are in essentially perfect condition
unless otherwise noted.
Peace of Locarno. 68 mm. Very minor spots. $139.
Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs. Octagonal bronze,
60x60 mm. $550.
Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs. Octagonal silver,
60x60 mm. $2,750.
Saint Francis of Assisi. 86 mm. Struck for the members of the
Société franćaise des Amis de la Médaille; hallmarked and numbered 101 on edge.
Maier 324. $350.
Porteuse des fleurs. Octagonal, 71x71 mm. About EF, $295;
another example from the collection of Walter Glenn, edgemarked 1968, $125. A gilt silver
[vermeil] example, 52x52 mm, in custom leather box, engraved on reverse and
edge: Mr. CLOUT, S.N.H.R. 1956, LONGS ET LOYAUX SERVICES. $595.
Henri Bergson. 210 mm. Large cast model for medal of
La cité. 68 mm. A couple of very tiny reverse edge nicks. $110.
Comité Franćais des Expositions, 50th anniversary. 72
mm. octagonal medal engraved to Paul Durand, $425; another example, engraved to
M. H. Mounier, From the collection of Walter Glenn, $395.
QuatriŹme Centenaire de la Fondation du CollŹge de France,
statue of Guillaume Budé. 68 mm. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $325.
Hercules. Cast bronze 84 mm. Cast medals by Turin are very rare!
From the collection of Walter Glenn. $550.
Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque, Octagonal, 71x71 mm. From
the collection of Walter Glenn. $350.
Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. 81 mm. $550.
Charles Buizard. Cast bronze, 108 mm. $600.
Jean Calvin, Protestant Reformer. 68mm. Almost FDC. $295
André Dally, Monnaie de Paris. 49 mm. Very tiny edge nick. $295.
Baruch Spinoza, Jewish Dutch philosopher. About EF, with an
unusual (and superior) rich brown patina. Bronze, 69 mm. $295.
Gabriel Hanotaux, Académie Franćaise. 68 mm. $149.
EugŹne Delacroix. 68 mm. $295.
Another example: EugŹne Delacroix. 68 mm. Very fine edge nick.
CroisiŹre Dunkerque. 68 mm. Very minor spots; tiny obverse edge
Exposition Internationale Bruxelles, Section Franćaise. 63x63
mm. Engraved to Edouard Bonnefous. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $350.
Saint Michel. Octagonal, 54x54 mm. $249.
René Descartes. 68 mm. Light obverse spots. $235.
Louis Pecqueux. 50 mm. Very tiny spots. $99.
Eloquentia. 108 mm. Issued by The American Club of Paris,
engraved to Alben W. Barkeley (then Senate Majority Leader, later
Vice-President of the United States). In custom leather case. $750. SOLD; another example (unnamed) $650
Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques, Paris. 68 mm. From
the collection of Walter Glenn. $325.
150me Anniversaire de la Révolution Franćaise. 66 mm.
From the collection of Walter Glenn. Essentially
perfect and with a really lovely dark chocolate patina. $350.
75me Anniversaire de la Société Générale. Silver, 80
mm. VF to EF but polished, with attractive reflective services, a number of
moderate rim bruises. Uncommon, especially in silver. $495.
Henri Capitant, Association of Friends of Juridical Culture,
silver, 67 mm. Rare award medal from 1975, as most would be retained by
recipients’ families. $395.
La toilette. 80 mm. $ 425.
A. H, de Costentin, Count of Tourville, Maréchal de France, 300th
anniversary of birth. 72 mm. $275.
View of Monte Carlo, Arms,
Bird’s Eye View. Bronze, 68 mm., $149. Illustrated on our Monaco page.
Le compliment. 68 mm. Very minor spots. $249.
Winston Churchill. 68 mm. $249.
Bernard, Viscount Montgomery. 68 mm. $175.
Twenty-five Year Jubilee of the
Reign of Prince Louis II. 72 mm., $225. Illustrated on our Monaco page.
Ascent of Prince Rainier III to the Throne. 41 mm., gilt silver, in
original box of issue, $350; bronze, in original box of issue, $175.
Illustrated on our Monaco page.
La France touristique. 79 mm. $115.
Gilbert du Motier, Maquis de Lafayette. 68 mm. $149.
Magenta-Solferino Centennial. 68 mm. $165.
La Gerbe d’Or. Octagonal, 80x80 mm., uniface repoussé cliché
with attached flanges. EF. $295.
La Prévention RoutiŹre. 72 mm. Awarded to J. Conort. $125;
silvered bronze, awarded to A. Martin.
La Défense du Foyer. 51x79 mm. Tiniest spots. $225.
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listing of our medals by the leading modern artists.
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listing of our personal medals.
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