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Genoa Foundling Asylum

Circular medal for the Genoa Foundling Asylum. Obverse: Heraldic device at center, consisting of corwned horsehead-shaped shield, framed by a wreath; inscribed in Latin in beaded band at edge. Reverse: Seated woman, rays behind head, placing sleeping child into a craddle; inscribed in Italian...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "RICORDO AI BENEFATTORI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*PIA ISTITVZIONE PROVVIDENZA BALIATICA" and in exergue "JOHNSON".


By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

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Gift of Malcolm Storer

Italian, possibly 18th or 19th century

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Metal; white metal




Numismatics, Medals