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Started by Figleaf, June 28, 2010, 05:52:27 PM

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Henri Auguste Jules Patey, (Paris, 9 September 1855 - 1930) was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Patey studied sculpture with Henri Chapu and engraving and medal making with J. C. Chaplain. He was admitted to the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in 1873. In 1875, he won the second Prix de Rome for medal engraving and in 1881 he won the first Grand prix de Rome, also for medal engraving. He won further prizes in 1886 (third), 1887 (second) and 1894 (first). At the Universal Exhibition of 1889 he won a bronze medal. He produced many portrait medals, not only of clients, but also of relatives and friends.

In 1898, he became a knight of the Légion d'honneur. He was a member of the Académie des beaux-arts from 1913.

He succeeded Jean Lagrange as chief engraver of the Paris mint in 1896, a position he held until his death. He used a torch as his privy mark. In this position, Patey designed the nickel 25 Centimes 1903. This piece was generally rejected. It was the first copper-nickel coin in France. The white metal was taken for silver and the coin confused with the 1 franc, in spite of a completely different design. Coins with a different design and shape datd 1904 and 1905 were not accepted either. He did not design any other French coins after this double disappointments. Copper-nickel coins succeeded only in 1914, when holed coins were produced.

Patey was also responsible for the French colonial coins for Guadeloupe: 50 centimes, 1 franc 1904

Henri Patey died in 1930.

Did he do any more coins, french colonial or otherwise?

Peter
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#1
From one source dated 2008. I don't know whether the KMs have changed:

"PATEY, AUGUSTE-HENRI JULES (09 SEP 1885 – JUN 1930)
Auguste-Henri Patey studied under Jules Clément Chaplain [which SEE, above] and was Engraver General of the Paris
Mint (Monnaie de Paris), 1896-1930.
Designs: France O&R/ 5 cent. 1920 KM-842; 10 cent. 1910 KM-843; 25 cent. 1903-1905, 1910 KM-856. He also designed
and engraved coins for other countries, including Cameroon, French Indochina, Guadeloupe, Thailand, Togo, and
Yugoslavia."


Coins of the Comoro Islands - Coins issued on behalf of Sultan Said Ali ben Said Omar

"The engraver was Patey, although there is no signature on the coins" :

Coins of Said Ali


Togo 1 franc 1925.jpg

Togo 1925, 1 franc:
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#2
Quote from: Zombivore on June 28, 2010, 05:57:26 PM
Designs: France O&R/ 5 cent. 1920 KM-842; 10 cent. 1910 KM-843; 25 cent. 1903-1905, 1910 KM-856.

I wonder what O&R stands for. There are no patterns dated 1910 or 1920 in KM. He may have touched up the designs, but the original designs of the circulation coins were made by others: Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis (1849-1899). The 25 cent 1910 does not exist. Apart from the circulation strikes, only essais dated 1904, 1905 and 1908 are known. The essais dated 1913 and 1914 are clearly done by Edmond-Emile Lindauer (1869-1942.)

Quote from: Zombivore on June 28, 2010, 05:57:26 PM
He also designed and engraved coins for other countries, including Cameroon, French Indochina, Guadeloupe, Thailand, Togo, and Yugoslavia.

Cameroon: 50 centimes, 1 franc, 2 francs 1924-1926, "signature" on the coins.
French Indochina: The 10 centimes 1901-1937, 20 centimes 1901-1937 and piastre 1901-1922 are signed by Barre and the 1 centime 1885-1895, 1901-1939 is of that same type and signed A.B. That leaves the Paris-struck 1 centime 1896-1900 and the 5 centimes 1923-1943. I have the 1 centime. It is unsigned. HELP! Could someone check the 5 centimes for a signature? Both are holed coins. Shocking!
Guadeloupe: 50 centimes 1903, 1 franc 1903, "signature" on the coins.
Thailand: quite a few possibilities from 1896 to 1930 and I have few of these coins to check for signatures or even the Paris mint mark. HELP!
Togo: 50 centimes, 1 franc, 2 francs 1924-1926, "signature" on the coins.
Yugoslavia 50 para, 1 dinar, 2 dinara, 20 dinara 1925, "signature" on the coins. Interestingly, the Vienna mint struck coins with the same dies.

Quote from: Zombivore on June 28, 2010, 08:54:39 PM
Coins of the Comoro Islands - Coins issued on behalf of Sultan Said Ali ben Said Omar
"The engraver was Patey, although there is no signature on the coins" :

http://iainw.free.fr/coins/saidali.html

If so, he designed them before becoming chief engraver: they are minted in Paris and dated 1308 AH (1889/1890). HELP!

I think he may well have done Syria 1/2 piastre 1921, unsigned, torch and Paris marks.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Figleaf

#3
Found a Greek medal by Patey on this forum.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

andyg

#4
Quote from: Figleaf on June 28, 2010, 10:36:05 PMIf so, he designed them before becoming chief engraver: they are minted in Paris and dated 1308 AH (1889/1890). HELP!

Comoros2.jpg

Looks to be his torch, despite the date 

Wonder if these were struck after 1896.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

#5
Fr Indo China.jpg

;D ;D ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

#6
Serbia.jpg

Here is the Serbia coin.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

#7
Togo.jpg

And here the Togo.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

I have no Thai coins with Paris privy marks / signatures.... :-\
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

Quote from: Figleaf on June 28, 2010, 10:36:05 PM

I think he may well have done Syria 1/2 piastre 1921, unsigned, torch and Paris marks.


I think we can add Lebanon too, as it's essentially the same design.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

So 'Tasset' was a real person - ta.
Wonder why he's named after 'Silence'...... ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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#11
Patey Bio.gif


Here is a more detailed list of Patey's designs, from a 1980s publication.
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Figleaf

Great stuff, Zombivore. I have now been able to create a wiki (English) lemma for Patey. Exemplary joint effort!

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Figleaf

#13
henri_patey.jpg


Yes, I expressed myself clumsily. The third sentence applied to all who contributed.

Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to place a pic in wiki.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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#14
henri-patey.jpg


Hmm. What is all that black around the eyes, I wonder?

Too little sleep? Unhealthy lifestyle?
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