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Exposition Universelle, 1889

Circular medal commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Stamped "BRONZE" on side. Obverse: Man seated at proper right being crowned by robed female seated at proper left with tree behind her and a cityscape of Paris below including Eiffel Tower; inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE" and at center "1889" and in exergue "Trovis BoTTÉE". Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "Louis BoTTÉE", at proper right "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" and on rectangular tablet "POULET".


By 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1987, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

French, 1889

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Diameter: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silvered bronze




Numismatics, Medals