Leopold II: Exposition Internationale, 1904
Object Place: Europe, Belgium
Overall: 61 x 41 mm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; copper alloy
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)
 Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.
Frederick Brown Fund