San Martín Medal and O'Higgins

1903
Designed by Lavarello, Engraved by Gottuzzo


Mint: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 56 mm, 82 gm (2 3/16 in., 2.89 oz.)

Accession Number

2005.1171

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals

Obv: A winged figure with a sword and laurel over a jugate portrait of José de San Martín and Bernardo O’Higgins, with an eagle below them carrying a banner that reads SAN MARTIN at left and O’HIGGINS at right.
Rev: A wreath of laurel, palmetto, and oak, supporting two shields in the foreground at left; in the distance at right an ariel view of an encampment is surmounted by CAMPO DE MAYO / REVISTA MILITAR / 28 DE MAYO 1903, signed at the bottom: LAVARELLO ESC. and GOTUZZO GRA.
Edge: plain

Provenance

Sold Collectors Auctions Limited, Danbury, CT, September 8, 1990, lot 2515 (one of a group of three), to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III