Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 100 mm (3 15/16 in.)
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Circular medal of Léon Gambetta (1838-1882), commemorating his death. Beaded edge on both faces. Inscribed on edge “F·BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur Paris”.
Obverse: Bust of Gambetta looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LEON·GAMBETTA·2·AVRIL·1838·31·DECEMBRE·1882” and under bust in script “JC. Chaplain”.
Reverse: Monument at center, inscribed on its front, with a tree behind it and two lightning bolts at proper right; inscribed on monument “R F”, at proper left “QVO/JVSSA/POPVLL/-“, and in exergue “MDCCCLXXXII”.
Inscribed on edge "F·BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur Paris".
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEON·GAMBETTA·2·AVRIL·1838·31·DECEMBRE·1882" and under bust in script "JC. Chaplain".
Reverse: Inscribed on monument "R F", at proper left "QVO/JVSSA/POPVLL/-", and in exergue "MDCCCLXXXII".
By 1920, Miss M. Louise Dewey; 1920, gift of Miss M. Louise Dewey to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 4, 1920)
Gift of Miss M. Louise Dewey