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Victor Emmanuel II

Circular medal of Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878), king of Sardegna and later of Italy. Inscribed on edge "ACCADA DI BELLE ARTI TORINO". Obverse: Profile bust of Emanuele II looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE DI SARDEGNA" and under bust "G·GALEAZZI...

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Inscription

Inscribed on edge "ACCADA DI BELLE ARTI TORINO". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE DI SARDEGNA" and under bust "G·GALEAZZI F·". Reverse: Inscribed within wreath "CONCORSO/DI PROSPETTIVA/2.PREMIO ALL'ALLIEVO/SIFONI ANATOLIO/1858".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929) NOTES: [1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Italian (Torino), 1858

Object Place

Torino, Italy

Accession Number

29.618

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals