Undated (1897) French Honor the Homeland Plaque. Bronze. 69 x 43 mm. Mint State. Obv: Period soldier, holding a long rifle and gazing at a boundary sign reading FRANCE, with a city view in the background. Rev: Rifles, handguns and armor displayed on a monument inscribed PATRIE. Both sides are signed by Jules Édouard Roiné, a French-American sculptor who would eventually instrumental in making the newly-formed Medallic Art Company the success it became. The edge is inscribed (cornucopia) BRONZE. This plaque, produced by the Paris Mint is still housed in its original easel-style case. From the Richard Jewell Collection.