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Medal: Apollo and the Muses

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 39 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1216

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Apollo and the Muses. Inscribed on edge.

Obverse: Apollo at center, playing a lute flanked by a leaf on each side (both different).

Reverse: Muses dancing; inscribed at edge “CALLIOPE.MELPOMENE.TERPSICORE.POLHNIE.EUTERPE.ERATO.CLIO URANIE*THALIE”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "CALLIOPE.MELPOMENE.TERPSICORE.POLHNIE.EUTERPE.ERATO.CLIO URANIE*THALIE".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1 ,1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society