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Exposition Universelle, 1889

Circular medal commemorating the 1889 Exposition Universelle. Stamped "BRONZE" on side. Obverse: Beaded border; female bust looking to proper right, wearing an inscribed head-band; inscribed at edge "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE", on head-band "CONCORD", and under bust "OUDINE". Reverse: Aerial view...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE", on head-band "CONCORD", and under bust "OUDINE". Reverse: Inscribed across field "EXPOSITION/UNIVERSELLE", below "DANIEL DUPUIS", and in exergue "1889".

Marks

Stamped "BRONZE" on side.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

French, 1889

Object Place

France

Accession Number

29.219

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals