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Alexander von Humboldt

Circular medal of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), probably commemorating the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Obverse: Profile bust of Humboldt looking to proper left with border design of birds and meandering linework; inscribed at edge "ALEXANDER V. HUMBOLDT" and "GEB.14 SEPT.1769"...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ALEXANDER V. HUMBOLDT" and "GEB.14 SEPT.1769" and on bust "H.[R?].FEC". Reverse: Inscribed below "H.RUBERT FEC".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer

German, probably 1869

Object Place

German

Accession Number

23.51

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals