Jacque Cartier 1497-1557 Medallion


Jacque Cartier 1497-1557 Medallion Jacque Cartier 1497-1557 Medallion
Added by Bruce Weese
General Description : Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now part of Canada for France. He was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island). Urban legen holds that he travelled as far west as my home town of Trenton and helped drag the canon to the top of Mount Pelion over looking the Bay of Quinte. The canon, no doubt was dragged to the top of the mountain to help protect this strategic port town. (Sorry, I digress) This medallion is part of a series of Canadian Explorers. This medallion is aluminum.
Front Description : The front of all the medallions in this series is a simple maple leaf surrounded by a beaded border. When viewed under a loupe you can see the word Lombardu at the base of the maple leaf. I assume this is the designer of the medallions. The edge of the medallion is plain.
Back Description : The reverse features an image of Jacques Cartier facing right over a map of the area of Canada he claimed for France which included a little more than what we know today as Lower Canada. At the top of the medallion is his name. At the bottom is his birthd year and the year of his death.
Diameter 35.00 mm
Weight 3.40 g
Material Pewter
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