Diameter and weight: 23 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), French minister of finance, with hanging loop and ring attached at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Colbert looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “J.B.COLBERT NE EN 1619 MORT EN 1683” and under bust.
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “CRÉATION/DE LA/MANUFACTURE ROYALE/DES GOBELINS/EN 1667”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "J.B.COLBERT NE EN 1619 MORT EN 1683" and under bust [need lens to see].
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "CRÉATION/DE LA/MANUFACTURE ROYALE/DES GOBELINS/EN 1667".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay