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Victor Emmanuel III

Circular medal of Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947), king of Itay. Obverse: Profile bust of Victor Emmanuel III looking to proper left with pointed beard and mustache; inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELLE II RE ITALIANO". Reverse: Inscribed at center in wreath...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VITTORIO EMANUELLE II RE ITALIANO". Reverse: Inscribed at center in wreath "AI/DIFENSORI/DELLA/ITALIANA/CAVOUR/GARIBALDI/1859".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw

probably Italian, 1859

Accession Number

21.1970

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals