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Dante Alighieri

Italian (Florence)
19th century


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

98.1177

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Dante Alighieri (about 1265-1321).

Obverse: Profile bust of Dante looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “DANTE ALIGHIERI” and under bust “PROF.G.DURPÉ DIR. L.GORI INC”.

Reverse: Inscribed within branches “NEL/SESTO CENTENARIO/DEL SUO GRAN FIGLIO/FIRENZE/PRIVA DELL’OSSA DI LUI SI RICONFORTA/NELLA DILETTA/EFFIGIE”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DANTE ALIGHIERI" and under bust "PROF.G.DURPÉ DIR. L.GORI INC".

Reverse: Inscribed within branches "NEL/SESTO CENTENARIO/DEL SUO GRAN FIGLIO/FIRENZE/PRIVA DELL'OSSA DI LUI SI RICONFORTA/NELLA DILETTA/EFFIGIE".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society