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Halley's comet

Circular medal commemorating the appearance of Halley's comet in 1910. Obverse: Sun, with face on surface, at center among clouds and three small stars, each with face on its surface, and Halley's comet rising from below; inscribed at edge in two bands "JEDE WOLKE-SO SCHWARZ SIE DROHT-DEM...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in two bands "JEDE WOLKE-SO SCHWARZ SIE DROHT-DEM HIMMEL ZUGEWANDT+/DOCH IHRE LICHTE SONNENSEITE HAT" and across field "KOMET HALLEY".

Provenance

1923, given to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow, by exchange

German, 1920

Object Place

Germany

Accession Number

RES.23.163.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals