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Libertas Americana

dated 1781
After Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833)


Catalogue Raisonné

Loubat 14; Betts 615

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 48 mm, 29.57 gm (1 7/8 in., 1.04 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1665

Medium or Technique

Bronzed lead

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Copied from a medal with lots of rough spots and die rust, including an apparent die break. It appears to be cast in lead and then bronzed. An odd piece because none of the originals show a die break.
Obv: LIBERTAS * AMERICANA. / in exergue: 4 JUIL. 1776.
Rev: blank except for a raised scalloped/patterned border
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society