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Adam Bernard Mickiewicz

probably 1890


Accession Number

29.494

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (1798-1855), a Polish poet.

Obverse: Profile bust of Mickiewicz looking to proper right within foliate band; inscribed at edge in band “ADAM MICKIEWICZ” and under bust.

Reverse: Tomb chest of Mickiewicaz at center; inscribed at edge “*O GROB DLAKOSCI NASZYCH W ZIEMI NASZEJ PROSIMY CIE PANIE”, on tomb “ADAM MICKIEWICZ/1798-1855”, and under tomb “DNIA4.LIPGA 1890/PAM ZLOZ.ZWLOK NA WAWLLU.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ADAM MICKIEWICZ" and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*O GROB DLAKOSCI NASZYCH W ZIEMI NASZEJ PROSIMY CIE PANIE", on tomb "ADAM MICKIEWICZ/1798-1855", and under tomb "DNIA4.LIPGA 1890/PAM ZLOZ.ZWLOK NA WAWLLU.".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund