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Frits Holm: Expedition into Northwest China

Circular medal of Frits Holm, commemorating his archaeological expedition into Northwest China. Inscribed on edge "49 MEDALLIC ART CO NY". Obverse: Profile bust of Frits Holm looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "FRITS HOLM" and below "ALBERT BRVCE·JOY FECIT MCMXXI". Reverse: Asian...

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Inscription

Inscribed on edge "49 MEDALLIC ART CO NY". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRITS HOLM" and below "ALBERT BRVCE·JOY FECIT MCMXXI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge of beaded ring "-DEN-/HOLM·NESTORIANSKE/EXPEDITION TIL SIANFV/SHENSI N·V·KINA/MCMVII·VIII/TIL MINDE".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. Fritz Holm; 1923, gift of Mrs. Fritz Holm to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fritz Holm

Swedish or American, 1921

Accession Number

23.199

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals