Requires Photography

Giuseppe Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel II

probably Italian
19th century


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 21 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1971

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), an Italian soldier, and Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878), king of Italy. Medal turn and plain edge. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi looking to proper left, with beard; inscribed at edge “[G].GARIBALDI DITATTORE”.

Reverse: Profile bust of Victor Emmanuel II looking to proper right, with pointed beard; inscribed at edge “VIT.EMAN.II RE D’ITALIA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[G].GARIBALDI DITATTORE".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VIT.EMAN.II RE D'ITALIA".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw