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Molière: Tercentenary of his Death

Circular medal of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (1622-1673), commemorating the tercentenary of his death. Obverse: Bust of Moliere turned 3/4 to proper right; inscribed at edge "1622·MOLIERE·1922". Reverse: Branch at proper right; inscribed below "NEWMAN, N.Y.".

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "1622·MOLIERE·1922". Reverse: Inscribed below "NEWMAN, N.Y.".

Provenance

1923, given to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow

probably French, 1922

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.179

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals