Two French Commemorative Table Medals c.1835
Bombardment of Tanger by the French Fleet 1844 (copper, hallmarked and marked "CUIVRE" (copper) on the edge, obverse illustrating the right-facing bust of François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville, surrounded by the inscription "FR. PH. L. M. FERD. D'ORLEANS / PRINCE DE JOINVILLE" and engraver marked "BORREL F.", reverse inscribed "BOMBARDEMENT DE TANGER PAR LA FLOTTE FRANCAIS, LE 6 AOUT 1844. S.A.R. LE PRINCE DE JOINVILLE, COMMANDANT L'EXPEDITION", 51.5 mm); and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle Commemorative Table Medal 1833 (copper, hallmarked and marked "CUIVRE" (copper) on the edge, obverse illustrating the right-facing bust of Rouget de Lisle, surrounded by the inscription "A ROUGET DE LISLE / AUTEUR DE LA MARSEILLAISE." and engraver marked "E. ROGAT DIRIGE PAR / P.J. DAVID 1833.", reverse illustrating a fasces topped by a cap and inscribed with the words of "La Marseillaise", the French National Anthem, 51.3 mm). Bruising on the latter medal, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: François-Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Marie d'Orléans, Prince de Joinville (August 14, 1818 – June 16, 1900) was the third son of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans, afterwards king of the French and his wife Marie Amalie of Bourbon-Sicilies. He was an admiral of the French Navy. In 1844, François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville was the Expedition Commander, conducting naval operations on the coast of Morocco, bombarding Tangier and occupying Mogador, and was rewarded with the rank of Vice-Admiral. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (May 10, 1760 – June 26, 1836) was a French army officer of the French Revolutionary Wars. He is known for writing the words and music of the Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin in 1792, which would later be known as La Marseillaise and become the French national anthem.