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Medal: French liberty

French (Paris)
1792
Artist André Galle (French, 1761–1844)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 38 mm, 11h

Accession Number

98.1224

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating French liberty. Probably after Augustin Dupré’s ‘American Liberty’, 1783.

Obverse: Profile bust of a woman (Liberty) looking to proper right with long hair and a pole with a cap on it behind; inscribed above “LIBERTE FRANÇOISE”, on shoulder “GALLE F”, and below “L’AN I.DE LA.R.F.”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center in wreath of ivy “A LA/CONVENTION/NATIONALE/PAR LES/ARTISTES REUNIS/DE YYON./—/PUR METAL/DE CLOCHE/FRAPIE EN/MDCCXCII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "LIBERTE FRANÇOISE", on shoulder "GALLE F", and below "L'AN I.DE LA.R.F.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center in wreath of ivy "A LA/CONVENTION/NATIONALE/PAR LES/ARTISTES REUNIS/DE YYON./---/PUR METAL/DE CLOCHE/FRAPIE EN/MDCCXCII".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society