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Tercentenary of Reformation

Circular medal commemorating the Tercentenary anniversary of the Reformation. Obverse: Heraldic emblem at center with four portrait medallions surrounding it, bust of John Calvin above looking to proper left, bust of Peter Viret at proper left looking to proper right, bust of Theodore de Beze...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·IVBIL·REFORMAT·RELIG·GENEV·TERT·SEC·CELEBR·AVG·D·XXIII·AN·MDCCCXXXV·"; and inscribed at top portrait medallion "IOHANNES CALVIN·"; at proper left medallion "PETRVS VIRET·"; at below medallion "GVILELM FAREL·"; and at proper right medallion "THEODORVS DE BEZE·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "BIBLIA FIDEI ET RATIONI RESTITVTA·", at proper right "A.BOVY", at proper left "INV.ET F", and in exergue "LIBER APERTVS EST/QVI EST VITAE".

Provenance

1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow

Swiss, 1835

Object Place

Switzerland

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 62 mm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.172

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals