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Joan of Arc

Circular medal commemorating Joan of Arc. Stamped "BRONZE" on side. Obverse: Joan of Arc in armor on horseback facing to proper right, praying with hands clasped and a banner behind; castle and walls in background; inscribed above "AVANT LA BATAILLE" and in exergue "E·MOUCHON". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "AVANT LA BATAILLE" and in exergue "E·MOUCHON". Reverse: Inscribed above lilies and branches "A/LA GLOIRE/IMPÉRISSABLE DE/JEANNE DARC./LA VIERGE/HÉROÏQVE ET MARTYRE/L'ANGE DE/LA PATRIE FRANÇAISE".

Marks

Stamped "BRONZE" on side.

Provenance

By 1988, Mr. John M. Woolsey, Jr. (Cambridge, Massachusetts); 1988, gift of Mr. John M. Woolsey, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of John M. Woolsey, Jr.

French, about 1875–1900

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.429

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals