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Century of Independence

Circular medal commemorating a Century of Independence. Lettered edge. Obverse: Three busts looking to proper right, the front and back busts wearing laureate wreaths while the middle is bearded and has a crown floating above his head, marked at proper left; inscribed at edge in band and on...

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Inscription

Stamped on edge "J.IONSON". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "EEUWF?V?BELGIE'S ONAFH·CENTEN·DE·L'INDEP·BELGE 1830-1930" and on front bust "Josuë Dupon". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*EENDRACHT BAART MACHT*L'UNION FAIT LA FROCE*PAX" and at proper left "J D".

Marks

Obverse: "M" and "A" overlapping in a circle.

Provenance

By 1931, Malcolm Storer; 1931, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1931)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

Belgian, 1930

Object Place

Belgium

Accession Number

31.208

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals