Victor Emanuel II
Object Place: Italy
Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in., 25 gm)
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Circular medal of Victor Emanuel II (1820-1878), king of Italy, commemorating his death.
Obverse: Profile bust of Victor Emanuel looking to proper right, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “*GLI ALLORI SULLA TOMBA DEL GRAN MONARCA IL POPOLO RINNOVA*9 GENN:1879” and around bust “[flower] ALLA GLORIOSA MEMORIA DI VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D’ITALIA”.
Reverse: Interior view of Pantheon; inscribed at edge in band “[2 branches tied together] BELL’ANTICO SPLENDOR GLORIA NOVELLA” and in exergue “PANTHEON”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "*GLI ALLORI SULLA TOMBA DEL GRAN MONARCA IL POPOLO RINNOVA*9 GENN:1879" and around bust "[flower] ALLA GLORIOSA MEMORIA DI VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D'ITALIA".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge in band "[2 branches tied together] BELL'ANTICO SPLENDOR GLORIA NOVELLA" and in exergue "PANTHEON".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow