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Campanile Medal

Italian (Venice)
1912
Manufactured by Stefano Johnson Stabilimento S.p.A. (founded in 1868)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 38 mm, 12.9 gm (1 1/2 in., 0.46 oz.)

Accession Number

12.807

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Campanile (bell tower). Hanging loop attached at top and ring.

Obverse: Campanile at center, flanked by one angel blowing a trumpet on each side; inscribed at proper right “*14*/ LVGLIO/ 1902” and at proper left “*25*/ APRILE/ 1912” and on a banderola at bottom “POST·FATA·RESVRGO”.

Reverse: View of Campanile (bell tower) and Doge’s Palace from the water; the Lion of Saint Mark’s in the sky; inscribed at edge “VENEZIA·AL·SVONO·DELL·ANTICA·SQVILLA·ESVLTA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "*14*/ LVGLIO/ 1902" and at proper left "*25*/ APRILE/ 1912" and on a banderola at bottom "POST·FATA·RESVRGO".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VENEZIA·AL·SVONO·DELL·ANTICA·SQVILLA·ESVLTA".

Provenance

By 1912, Major Henry Lee Higginson; 1912, gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson