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Memorial medal

French
1820
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.859

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal.

Obverse: Veiled profile bust of woman overlapping man’s profile bust, both looking to proper left with a lily at proper right and draped urn at proepr left; inscribed under bust “ANDRIEU·FECIT”.

Reverse: Crowned woman standing at proper right before a ship’s prow, holding a child before a woman seated at proper left next to a draped urn, mounted on a pedestal supporting a shield decorated with fleur-de-lis; inscribed below “ANDRIEU CHEVER.DE STMICHEL INV.ET FECIT” and in exergue “29 SEPTEMBRE 1820”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU·FECIT".

Reverse: Inscribed below "ANDRIEU CHEVER.DE STMICHEL INV.ET FECIT" and in exergue "29 SEPTEMBRE 1820".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay