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Benjamin Franklin Bicentennial Medal

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Cast bronze medal with a leather pouch. Obverse: Left profile, relief portrait-bust of Benjamin Franklin commemorating 200th anniversary of Franklin's birth, with raised dates of Franklin's life: 1706-1790 and inscription: .PRINTER . PHILOSOPHER . SCIENTIST . STATESMAN . DIPLOMATIST. Reverse:...

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Provenance

At Christie's, New York, Sale 6652, September 20, 1988, lot no. 369 and purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III. To the MFA, December 1989, gift of Emily Townshend and Cornelius Vermeule III.

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Townsend and Cornelius C. Vermeule, III

1906

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D: 100 mm.

Accession Number

1989.843a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals