Societe D'Agriculture De Melun 1823

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Societe D'Agriculture De Melun 1823

285.00

Minted in 1823, this is a French Society of Agriculture medal made from red copper.

The 16 inch chain is vintage and sterling silver. The length including a large sterling silver pave diamond and the medal is 20 inches.

The Societies of Agriculture were free associations, which set themselves the task of discussing agricultural theories, perfecting methods, etc.

Melun lies 28 miles south-southeast of Paris.  Like Paris, it is situated on both banks of the Seine, and its ancient church of Notre-Dame stands on an island between two branches of the river. The town is a commercial centre for the agricultural district of southern Brie and is also the département’s principal administrative centre. 

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The Societies of Agriculture were free associations, which set themselves the task of discussing agricultural theories, perfecting methods, etc., and at whose establishment the law imposes no other condition than that of having their associations approved. statutes by the prefectural authority. Those who deal more specifically with practical applications are called agricultural societies.