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Giuseppe Garibaldi

Circular medal of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), an Italian soldier. Obverse: Profile bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi looking to proper right, with long hair and a beard and wearing a hat; inscribed at edge "GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI". Reverse: Standing female (possibly Athena or Minerva) holding...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI".


By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw

probably Italian, probably 1860–70

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Metal; copper alloy




Numismatics, Medals