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Exposition Universelle, 1878

Circular medal from the Exposition Unverselle, 1878. Obverse: Profile bust of woman looking to proper right, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" and under bust "JC CHAPLAIN". Reverse: Winged victory figure at center holding a trumpet in her left hand and a...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" and under bust "JC CHAPLAIN". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1878", on plaque "VERNER/& HALLE", below "CHAPLAIN", and in exergue "PARIS".


By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929) NOTES: [1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

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Frederick Brown Fund

French, 1878

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Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals