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Alexander I

Circular medal of Alexander I (1777-1825), Tsar of Russia, from the "Médaillier Genéral des Hommes Illustres Célèbres ou Fameux Anciens et Modernes". Hanging ring at top. Obverse: Encased in glass, bust of Alexander looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "ALEXANDRE 1ER EMPEREUR DE...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ALEXANDRE 1ER EMPEREUR DE TOUTES LES RUSSIES." and under bust "NÉ LE 25 DECEMBRE/1777.". Reverse: Inscribed "MÉDAILLIER/GENÉRAL/DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES/CÉLÈBRES OU FAMEUX/ANCIENS ET MODERNES/COMMENCÉ EN 1801/PAR P.G. LIENARD/A PARIS.".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case

French, 1801

Accession Number

20.552

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt metal, glass, and repoussé

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals