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Molière: Completion of Molière Fountain

Circular medal of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (1622-1673), commemorating the completion of a fountain in his memory by Louis-Tullius-Joachim Visconti (1841-1843). Inscribed on edge "CUIVRE". Obverse: Profile bust of Molière looking to proper right, wearing a cap; inscribed at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MOLIERE 1622-1673." and under bust "CAUNOIS SCULP.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "INAUGURÉ EN 1844 SOUSCRIPTON. NATIONLE.", on monument "A/MOLIERE/---/1622/1673", at proper left "CAUNOIS/SCULP.", and at proper right "VISCONTI/ARCH".

Marks

Stamped on edge "CUIVRE".

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

French, 1844

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.816

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals