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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), commander of the French army, from the "Médaillier Genéral des Hommes Illustres Célèbres ou Fameux Anciens et Modernes". Hanging ring at top. Obverse: Encased in glass, profile bust of Lafayette looking...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LE GAL.LAFAYETTE COMANDT.GAL.DE L'ARMÉE PARISIENNE EN 1789" and below bust "DEPUTÉ D'AUVERGNE/A L'ASBLE CONST.TE". Reverse: Inscribed "MÉDAILLIER/GENÉRAL/DES HOMMES ILLUSTRES/CÉLÈBRES OU FAMEUX/ANCIENS ET MODERNES/COMMENCÉ EN 1801/PAR P.G. LIENARD/A PARIS.".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case

French, 1801

Accession Number

20.528

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt metal, glass, and repoussé

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals