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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

French
19th century


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.797

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

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".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay