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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Circular medal of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), French minister of finance, with hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Colbert looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "J.B.COLBERT NE EN 1619 MORT EN 1683" and under bust. Reverse: Inscribed in wreath...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "J.B.COLBERT NE EN 1619 MORT EN 1683" and under bust [need lens to see]. Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "CRÉATION/DE LA/MANUFACTURE ROYALE/DES GOBELINS/EN 1667".


By 1913, Henry H. Fay; gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

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Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, 19th century

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Metal; gilt alloy




Numismatics, Medals