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Antoine Jean Baptiste Robert Auget and Benjamin Franklin

French
1833
Probably by Jean Jacques Barre (French, 1793–1855)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.241

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Antoine Jean Baptiste Robert Auget (1733-1820), baron de Montyon, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

Obverse: Two profile busts of Montyon and Franklin looking to proper right; inscribed at proper right “FRANKLIN/BIENFAISANCE DU GENIE”, at proper left “MONTYON/GENIE DE LA BIENFAISANCE”, and below “BARRE”.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “SOCIETE MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES” and at center within wreath “LES/SOUSCRIPTEURS/ASSOCIÉS POUR/PROPACER L’HISTOIRE/DES BIENFAITEURS/DE L’HUMANITÉ/1833”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "FRANKLIN/BIENFAISANCE DU GENIE", at proper left "MONTYON/GENIE DE LA BIENFAISANCE", and below "BARRE".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SOCIETE MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES" and at center within wreath "LES/SOUSCRIPTEURS/ASSOCIÉS POUR/PROPACER L'HISTOIRE/DES BIENFAITEURS/DE L'HUMANITÉ/1833".

Provenance

By 1917, Dr. Samuel Abbot Green; 1917, gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green