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Exposition Universelle, 1878

French
1878
Artist Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, 1839–1909)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm, 5 cm (2 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.170

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal from the Exposition Unverselle, 1878.

Obverse: Profile bust of woman looking to proper right, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE” and under bust “JC CHAPLAIN”.

Reverse: Winged victory figure at center holding a trumpet in her left hand and a laureate wreath in her right, above a putto holding an inscription plaque over the city of Paris; inscribed at edge “EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1878”, on plaque “VERNER/& HALLE”, below “CHAPLAIN”, and in exergue “PARIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" and under bust "JC CHAPLAIN".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1878", on plaque "VERNER/& HALLE", below "CHAPLAIN", and in exergue "PARIS".

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