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Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi: Statue of Liberty

Circular medal of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), French sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. Stamped on edge "BRONZE". Obverse: A boat with winged Genius at proper right manning rudder and two women (Columbia and Marianne) at proper left with Statue of Liberty in background; inscribed...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VNION·FRANCO·AMERICAINE/STATVE·COLOSSALE·DE·LA·LIBERTE·ECLAIRANT·LE MONDE/28 OCTOBRE/M.D.CCCLXXXVI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge of inset circle "AVGVSTE BARTHOLDI STATVAIRE", at edge "SOUVENIR·DE·L'INDEPENDENCE·AMERICAINE", at center "MONVMENT/ERIGÉ·PAR·LA·FRANCE/ET·L'AMERIQUE·EN·SOUVENIR/DE·LEUR·ANCIENNE·AMINÉ/1776 1876", at proper right "O.ROTY", and below "HAVTEUR·DE LA·STATVE·46'''8''" and "HAVTEVR·DV/PIÉ PESTAL·35'''".

Marks

Stamped on edge "BRONZE".

Provenance

Before 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard

Franco-American Union Medal

Union Franco Americaine

French, 1886

Mint

Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Baxter 30; Gabriel GO-3.

Accession Number

27.291

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals