Frits Holm: Expedition into Northwest China
Swedish or American
Cast by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)
Diameter and weight: 65 mm (2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Frits Holm, commemorating his archaeological expedition into Northwest China. Inscribed on edge “49 MEDALLIC ART CO NY”.
Obverse: Profile bust of Frits Holm looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “FRITS HOLM” and below “ALBERT BRVCE·JOY FECIT MCMXXI”.
Reverse: Asian characters and edge above beaded ring; inscribed at edge of beaded ring “-DEN-/HOLM·NESTORIANSKE/EXPEDITION TIL SIANFV/SHENSI N·V·KINA/MCMVII·VIII/TIL MINDE”.
Inscribed on edge "49 MEDALLIC ART CO NY".
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRITS HOLM" and below "ALBERT BRVCE·JOY FECIT MCMXXI".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge of beaded ring "-DEN-/HOLM·NESTORIANSKE/EXPEDITION TIL SIANFV/SHENSI N·V·KINA/MCMVII·VIII/TIL MINDE".
By 1923, Mrs. Fritz Holm; 1923, gift of Mrs. Fritz Holm to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)
Gift of Mrs. Fritz Holm