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Eugène Defacqz: Installation

Circular medal of Eugène Defacqz (1797-1871), grandmaster of Belgian Freemasonary, probably commemorating his installation as grandmaster. Obverse: Profile bust of Eugène Defacqz looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "EUGÈNE DEFACQZ GR[triangle of three dots] MAIT.DE L'ORDRE...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "EUGÈNE DEFACQZ GR[triangle of three dots] MAIT.DE L'ORDRE MAÇ[traingle of three dots]/EN BELGIQUE" and under bust "HART F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette] ÉLU A L'UNANIMITÉ II J[triangle of three dots] 5 M[triangle of three dots] INSTALLÉ 8 J[triangle of three dots] 6 M[triangle of three dots] 5842.".


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 Misses L. W. and M.R. Case in memory of their father

Belgian, 1842

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals