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H.F.X. de Belzunce

French
1821
Artist Pierre-Joseph Chardigny (French, 1794–1866)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.72

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of H.F.X. De Belzunce.

Obverse: Profile bust of Belzunce looking to proper right; inscribed at edge and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "H.F.X.DE.BELZUNCE NÉ EN 1671 MORT EN 1755" and under bust "D.CHARDIGNY F.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "PESTE DE 1720./A/BEZUNCE/MARSEILLE TOUJOURS/RECONNOISSANTE/---/PAR LES SOINS DE MR.LE COMTE DE VILLENEUVE PREFET/---/1821".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer