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Victor Emanuel II

Italian
1879


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in., 25 gm)

Accession Number

RES.23.144

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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

Obverse: Profile bust of Victor Emanuel looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “*GLI ALLORI SULLA TOMBA DEL GRAN MONARCA IL POPOLO RINNOVA*9 GENN:1879” and around bust “[flower] ALLA GLORIOSA MEMORIA DI VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D’ITALIA”.

Reverse: Interior view of Pantheon; inscribed at edge in band “[2 branches tied together] BELL’ANTICO SPLENDOR GLORIA NOVELLA” and in exergue “PANTHEON”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "*GLI ALLORI SULLA TOMBA DEL GRAN MONARCA IL POPOLO RINNOVA*9 GENN:1879" and around bust "[flower] ALLA GLORIOSA MEMORIA DI VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D'ITALIA".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge in band "[2 branches tied together] BELL'ANTICO SPLENDOR GLORIA NOVELLA" and in exergue "PANTHEON".

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