FRANCE, Premier République. Directoire.
1795-1799. Æ Medal (43mm, 38.18 g, 12h). The Crossing of the Tagliamento and the Capture of Trieste. By C. Lavy. Dated L’An
5 (1797). River god Tagliamento reclining left, resting elbow upon urn from which water flows and turning away from French forces advancing rightward; Austrian forces fleeing to right; in three lines in exergue, PASSAGE DU TAGLIAMENTO/PRISE/DE TRIESTE / LOI DU 15 · GERMINAL · AN 5ME DE LA REP · (law of the 15th day of the Germinal month, year 5 of the Republic
), A/L’ARMEE/D’ITALIE in three lines; all within laurel wreath. Edge: Plain. Julius 546. Superb EF, attractive chocolate brown surfaces.