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Giuseppe Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel II

Circular medal of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), an Italian soldier, and Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878), king of Italy. Medal turn and plain edge. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi looking to proper left, with beard; inscribed at edge "[G].GARIBALDI...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[G].GARIBALDI DITATTORE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VIT.EMAN.II RE D'ITALIA".


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, 19th century

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Metal; copper alloy




Numismatics, Medals