MB95099 France silvered bronze medal of aviator, Jacques Schneider by Szirmai.


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France, silvered bronze portrait medal of the aviator, JacquesSchneider by Szirmai. 68mm. uniface plaque, probably 1920’s. Schneider, 1879-1928, was an industrialist, pioneer aviator and balloonist. After World War I the armaments business was bankrupt and he ended his life in poverty. However previously was a great financial supporter of flight contests. Silvered bronze 68mm. not Monnaie de Paris. Unusual. EF