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Issued in 1950 

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On the front one can read H. Berlioz and Estelle on the respective images; it is signed on the back with the initials LR.

 

Issued in 1969 by the Association nationale Hector Berlioz to commemorate the centenary of Berlioz’s death

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The inscription on the back is a quotation from Berlioz, it reads: 
Je suis pour la musique libre oui libre et fiere eT souverainE et conquerantE

[I am for music that is free, yes, free and proud and sovereign and all-conquering]

 

Issued in 1969 to commemorate the centenary of Berlioz’s death – artist unknown

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Issued by the Monnaie de Paris [Paris Mint]

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There is no date on this medal and we have not yet been able to establish the date of issue.

Five of Berlioz’s works are inscribed on the back (from left to right): 

La fantastique   la damnation   les troyens   roMEo et juliette   requiem 

 

 

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