Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

FERDINAND PHILIPPE, DEATH OF THE DUKE OF ORLEANS

HART, Laurent Joseph: Belgium, 1842, Bronze, 73 mm
Obv: Bust of duke    FERDINAND P.L.C.H. DUC D'ORLEANS
Rev: A female figure places a wreath upon a tableau draped with the crowned arms of Ferdinand; to the left and the right are oblong panels inscribed:  BELGIQUE and ALGERIE. Around:  JAMAIS DOULEUR NE FUT PLUS SINCERE (Never a Regret Was More Sincere).
Exergue: CHAMBRES LEGISTATIVES DE BELGIQUE VI AOUT MDCCCXLII
Signed: HART F/HART FECIT
Ref:   Europese Penningen # 64;  Forrer II, p. 433;  Weiss BW150

Ferdinand Philip Louis Charles Henry, Duke of Orleans (1810-1842) was the son of Louis Philippe, the future King of France, and Marie Amelie, princess of the Two Sicilies. He was active as a soldier in the revolution in Belgium (1831-1832) and, as lieutenant general, served in the campaigns in Algeria (1835-1840).  He died in 1842 after an accident at Neuilly, near Paris.  This medal was issued to commemorate his death.

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