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TASSET, ERNEST PAULIN (French). Contemporary Medallist, born at Paris on 15. November 1839; a pupil of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and of Oudiné. He first began exhibiting at the Salon in 1869. Received Honourable mention in 1876 ; Medal of the third class in 1883; Bronze medal at the Paris Universal Exposition 1900. He is a Chevalier of the Legion of honour since 1895, and a Member of the Societe des Artistes francais. At the International Numismatic Congress held at Brussels in 1910 he presided over the section of the Modern medal with much distinction and competency.

For some years, M.Tasset assisted Albert Barre, Chief-engraver at the Paris Mint. Beside preparing dies for French coins, he obtained commissions from various governments, Bolivia, Brazil 1902, Columbia, Greece, the Republic of Haiti, Morocco, Monaco, Servia, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, 1891, Holland, &c.

M. Tasset is one of the best practical Medal-engravers of our times ; he has made a speciality of the technique of medallic art, and to him is due the great perfection and accuracy of the modern reducing machine, thanks to which it is now possible to transform a model of any dimension into a puncheon of inferior size.

Source: L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of medallists, vol VI, London 1916.

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Romania 1L 1911.jpg

Romania, 1 Leu, 1911.

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Serbia, 20 dinara, 1879.
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From Prosit's collection.


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