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Medal

French
1871
Designed by Aimé Millet (French, 1819–1891), Engraver Emile Arthur Soldi (French, 1846–1906)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.217

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal.

Obverse: Beaded rim; enclosed in wreath made of two different branches, a standing rifleman; inscribed above “DEFENSE NATIONALE”, across field “1870 1871/AIME/MILLET/SCULP[ ]” and “EMILE/SOLDI/GRAVE”.

Reverse: Inscribed “ARDECHE/EURE LANDES/LOIRE-INFÉRIEURE/—/CALVADOS.MORBIHAN/BASSES-PYRÉNÉES/SEINE-INFÉRIEURE/-SEINE.SEINE-ET-OISE/&&&”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "DEFENSE NATIONALE", across field "1870 1871/AIME/MILLET/SCULP[ ]" and "EMILE/SOLDI/GRAVE".

Reverse: Inscribed "ARDECHE/EURE LANDES/LOIRE-INFÉRIEURE/---/CALVADOS.MORBIHAN/BASSES-PYRÉNÉES/SEINE-INFÉRIEURE/-SEINE.SEINE-ET-OISE/&&&".

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