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Medal

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 43 mm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.210

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal with hanging loop and ring, shaped as a wreath.

Obverse: Seated woman wearing a helmet at center, extending crown with proper right hand and holding a palm leaf with left, a pedestal is placed at proper left; inscribed at edge “POUR LA GLOIRE, LA SCIENCE ET LA PATRIE” and in exergue “1830”.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge “ASSOCIATION POLYTECHNIQUE” and “COURS GRATUITS” and in wreath “MLLE MORISET/MADELEINE/1880-81” [first two lines in italics].

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "POUR LA GLOIRE, LA SCIENCE ET LA PATRIE" and in exergue "1830".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ASSOCIATION POLYTECHNIQUE" and "COURS GRATUITS" and in wreath "MLLE MORISET/MADELEINE/1880-81" [first two lines in italics].

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund