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Medal

Belgian
1916
Georges Petit (Belgian (Liége), born in 1879)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 71 mm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4461

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal. Lettered edge “LISSOR 159 LIÉGE”.

Obverse: Man standing at proper left, wearing laureate wreath and flowing drapery reaching out to woman crouching at proper right who is also draped in flowing fabric and placing he arms on his shoulders; inscribed above “LA BELGIQVE SE SOVVIENDRA”, at proper left, a “J” and “L” incised within a circle, separated by vertical line, and below in script “Georges Petit.1916”.

Reverse: The prow of an oceanliner with cityscape and statue of liberty behind; inscribed on hull “COMM.FOR RELIEF/IN BELGIUM”, and below a “J” and “L” incised within a circle, separated by vertical line and “G.P.”.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "LISSOR 159 LIÉGE".

Obverse: Inscribed above "LA BELGIQVE SE SOVVIENDRA", at proper left, a "J" and "L" incised within a circle, separated by vertical line, and below in script "Georges Petit.1916".

Reverse: Inscribed on hull "COMM.FOR RELIEF/IN BELGIUM", and below a "J" and "L" incised within a circle, separated by vertical line and "G.P.".

Provenance

By 1921, Dupriez (Brussels); 1921, sold by Dupriez to MFA for $2. (Accession Date: December 1921)

Credit Line

Deposited by the Boston Atheneum