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Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier Lafayette

Circular medal of Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier Lafayette (1757-1834). Obverse: Profile bust of Lafayette looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "GENERAL LAFAYETTE", on bust "·1824·", and under bust "CAUNOIS FRENCH". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GENERAL LAFAYETTE", on bust "·1824·", and under bust "CAUNOIS FRENCH". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND FRENCH LIBERTY./1777-1824/BORN IN CHAVANIAL,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757.".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

probably French, 19th century

Accession Number

13.823

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals