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Medal

Circular medal. Obverse: Beaded rim; enclosed in wreath made of two different branches, a standing rifleman; inscribed above "DEFENSE NATIONALE", across field "1870 1871/AIME/MILLET/SCULP[ ]" and "EMILE/SOLDI/GRAVE". Reverse: Inscribed "ARDECHE/EURE...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "DEFENSE NATIONALE", across field "1870 1871/AIME/MILLET/SCULP[ ]" and "EMILE/SOLDI/GRAVE". Reverse: Inscribed "ARDECHE/EURE LANDES/LOIRE-INFÉRIEURE/---/CALVADOS.MORBIHAN/BASSES-PYRÉNÉES/SEINE-INFÉRIEURE/-SEINE.SEINE-ET-OISE/&&&".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929) NOTES: [1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

French, 1871

Object Place

France

Accession Number

29.217

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals