Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 43 mm (1 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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].
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].
By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)
 Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.
Frederick Brown Fund