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Leopold II: Exposition Internationale, 1904

Belgian
1904


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Overall: 61 x 41 mm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.159

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Rectangular-shaped medal of Leopold II (1835–1909), king of Belgium, commemorating the Exposition Internationale, 1904.

Obverse: Profile bust of Leopold looking to proper right over crowned heraldic device infront of branches; inscribed at proper left “FISCH&C.” and around bust “LÉOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES”.

Reverse: Woman standing at proper left holding her right hand to her chest and her left hand to a standing child at her proper right, all contained with in frame; inscribed at proper left “FISCH/&C” and below on inscription plate “EXPO:INTELE·DES·ARTS/DE·LA·MODE·FEMININE/OSTENDE 1904”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper left "FISCH&C." and around bust "LÉOPOLD II ROI DES BELGES".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "FISCH/&C" and below on inscription plate "EXPO:INTELE·DES·ARTS/DE·LA·MODE·FEMININE/OSTENDE 1904".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund