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Victor Emanuel II

Italian (Rome)
1874
Artist Carlo Moscetti (active in Rome, 1870–1885)


Object Place: Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.170

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Victor Emanuel II, (1820-1878), king of Italy.

Obverse: King standing at center on plinth with throne at proper right, being handed a crwon from winged, nude woman at proper right with stars over her head and holding a flag in left hand while a female warrior bows her head at proper left while taking the kings hand with her right; inscribed in exergue “POST·FATA·RESVRGE·/C MOSCETTI”.

Reverse: Inscribed in two branches tied below and a star above; inscribed in branches “SERVATORE AC·VINDICE/VICTORIO·EMANUELE·II/LEX·LATA/III·NON·FEBR·/A·REP·SAL·MDCCCLXXI/AB VRBE·CONDITA·/MMDCXXIV·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in exergue "POST·FATA·RESVRGE·/C MOSCETTI".

Reverse: Inscribed in branches "SERVATORE AC·VINDICE/VICTORIO·EMANUELE·II/LEX·LATA/III·NON·FEBR·/A·REP·SAL·MDCCCLXXI/AB VRBE·CONDITA·/MMDCXXIV·".

Provenance

1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow