Medal: French liberty
Artist André Galle (French, 1761–1844)
Object Place: Paris, France
Coin or medal: 38 mm, 11h
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society