BANQUE FRANÇAISE ET ITALIENNE
1910 - 1960 50th ANNIVERSARY
The Banque Française et Italienne pour l'Amerique du Sud, a joint operation of the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, the Banca Commerciale Italiana, and the Société Générale, with its main office in Paris, entered Brazil in 1910.
"DUCUNT TRIONES SEPTEM NOS"
SOUTHERN CROSS DESIGN
"QUEDO LA CRUZ COMO ARGENTADO BROCHE"
Verse from the Poem "La Cruz del Sur" by José Santos Chocano
José Santos Chocano Gastañodi (Lima, Perú b. May 14, 1875 - Santiago, d. Chile July 13, 1934) was a Peruvian poet who is also known as "The Singer of Americas", because the first line of one of his most celebrated poems: "I am the singer of the America, Autochthonous and Savage" (" Yo soy el Cantor de América, autóctono y salvaje", from the poem "Blasón" in Alma América). In the early twentieth century his fame stretched through the continent and even to Madrid and Paris. One of his best-known collections is the 1906 Alma América, which opened with a dedicatory poem addressed to Alfonso XIII of Spain that cast the collection as the rediscovery of Latin America through verse.
LARGE SILVER MEDAL!!
--MEASURES: 50 mm DIAMETER
WEIGHT: 62.6 GRAMS
EDGE: MARKED (CORNUCOPIA) "ARGENT" 1910 - 1960 BANQUE FRANÇAISE ET ITALIENNE
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