Leopold and Astrid

Belgian
1926
Artist Pierre Theunis (Belgian, 1883–1950)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1088

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Leopold and Astrid, commemorating their marriage. Stamped on edge “J.FONSON”.

Obverse: Two overlapping profile busts of Leopold and Astrid looking to proper left, he in front, wearing military costume; inscribed in Latin in band at edge and at proper right.

Reverse: Half-length figures of Leopold and Astrid, wearing classical costumes, dancing together; inscribed at proper left and marked at proper right.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LL.AA.RR.LE DUC ET LA DUCHESSE DE BRABANT STOCKHOLM 4 NOV./10 NOV./1926" and at proper right "P.THEUNIS".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "P.THEUNIS".

Provenance

By 1929, Malcolm Storer; 1929, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1929)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer