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Dante Alighieri

Circular medal of Dante Alighieri (about 1265-1321). Obverse: Profile bust of Dante looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "DANTE ALIGHIERI" and under bust "PROF.G.DURPÉ DIR. L.GORI INC". Reverse: Inscribed within branches "NEL/SESTO CENTENARIO/DEL SUO GRAN FIGLIO/FIRENZE/PRIVA...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DANTE ALIGHIERI" and under bust "PROF.G.DURPÉ DIR. L.GORI INC". Reverse: Inscribed within branches "NEL/SESTO CENTENARIO/DEL SUO GRAN FIGLIO/FIRENZE/PRIVA DELL'OSSA DI LUI SI RICONFORTA/NELLA DILETTA/EFFIGIE".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

Italian (Florence), 19th century

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Accession Number

98.1177

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals