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Victor Emanuel II

Circular medal of Victor Emanuel II (1820-1878), king of Italy. Obverse: Profile bust of Victor Emanuel looking to proper right with a star underneath; inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D'ITALIA". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*DIEDE AL SUO POPOLO LIBERTA' E GLORIA*" and within...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D'ITALIA". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*DIEDE AL SUO POPOLO LIBERTA' E GLORIA*" and within branches "LA VIRTU/DEL PRIMO/RE ITALIANO/TUTTO IL MONDO/ONORA/-·-/ROMA/17 GENNAIO/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

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm, 1.23 oz. (1 3/4 in., 35 gm)

Accession Number

RES.23.164

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals