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Umberto I: Attempted Assassination

Circular medal of Umberto I (1844-1901), king of Italy, commemorating the attempted assassination on his life. Obverse: Profile bust of Umerbto I looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA" and under bust "SPERANZA". Reverse: Inscribed "UN/G RIDO DI GIOIA/"E SALVO IL...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA" and under bust "SPERANZA". Reverse: Inscribed "UN/G RIDO DI GIOIA/"E SALVO IL RE"/SI ELEVO/DA TUTTE LE PARTI/D'ITALIA/IL 17 NOVEMBRE/1878".

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

Italian, 1878

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 37 mm, 20 gm (1 7/16 in., 0.71 oz.)

Accession Number

RES.23.165

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals