Victor Emmanuel: Victory of Solferino
Object Place: France
Diameter and weight: 13 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Victor Emmanuel (1820-1878), later king of Italy, commemorating the victory of Solferino, with hanging loop and ring attached at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Victor Emmanuel looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “VICTOR EMMANUEL ROI D’ITALIE” and under bust.
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “VICTOIRE/DE SOLFERINO/GAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VICTOR EMMANUEL ROI D'ITALIE" and under bust [need lens to read].
Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "VICTOIRE/DE SOLFERINO/GAGNEE/LE 24 JUIN/1859".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay