QUEBEC Montreal Laval University 40mm Silver Medal Leroux 1840

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QUEBEC Montreal Laval University 40mm Silver Medal 21.16 grams Leroux 1840

Obverse: Bishop facing three quarters to right FRANCISCUS DE-LAVAL PRIMUS EPISCOPOR CANAD. CONDITOR SEM. QUEBECENS / JOHNSON (translation: Francis De-Laval First Bishop of Canada Builder of Seminary Quebec) /

Reverse: DISCIPLINAE THEOLOG ACADEMIAE LAVALLIANAE / DOCTRINAE ET PIETATI (translation: Theology of the Lavallian Academy of Learning / Doctrine and Piety)

http://histoiresainteducanada.ca/en/saint-francois-de-laval/

Stefano Johnson started working as a medallist in 1836 and struck his first medal in the Milanese workshop of his father, Giacomo Johnson; Giacomo had recently moved from Birmingham, England after a brief period of activity in Lyon, France. Stefano's son Federico Johnson, employed medallists from the Milan Mint (closed 1887) and producing medals himself to commemorate Italian historical events, religious events, industrial, commercial and financial activity; products were exported by his son Stefano Johnson II and his grandson Cesare Johnson. Not your typical manufacturer of a Canadian medal, another one that comes to mind that was completed by Johnson was the Civic Library Inaugurated by H. J. Tiffin / Chateau de Ramezay Leroux 1612c.