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Marriage Forever Medal

French
1895
Artist Louis Oscar Roty (French, 1846–1911)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1cm (1 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1977.733

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

A circular medal, commemorating marriage.

Obverse: Man seated on rock at proper left placing a ring on the finger of a vieled woman seated on a rock at proper right, within a landscape; inscribed on rock at proper right “O ROTY/1895” and in exergue “SEMPER”.

Reverse: Tree at proper right before a monument of Eros standing on a pedestal, with hills and water at proper left; uninscribed.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on rock at proper right "O ROTY/1895" and in exergue "SEMPER".

Provenance

By 1977, anonymous collector; 1977, lent by anonymous collector to the MFA; 1977, given by this anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession date: October 12, 1977)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift