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Medal: French liberty

Circular medal commemorating French liberty. Probably after Augustin Dupré's 'American Liberty', 1783. Obverse: Profile bust of a woman (Liberty) looking to proper right with long hair and a pole with a cap on it behind; inscribed above "LIBERTE FRANÇOISE", on shoulder "GALLE F", and below...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "LIBERTE FRANÇOISE", on shoulder "GALLE F", and below "L'AN I.DE LA.R.F.". Reverse: Inscribed at center in wreath of ivy "A LA/CONVENTION/NATIONALE/PAR LES/ARTISTES REUNIS/DE YYON./---/PUR METAL/DE CLOCHE/FRAPIE EN/MDCCXCII".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

French (Paris), 1792

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

98.1224

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals