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Circular medal. Stamped "BRONZE" on edge. Obverse: Personification of Victory standing at proper right, in a breast plate, lion-headed helmet, gown, and holding branch in her right and showing way to success to a young athlete, standing at center, with spoils at feet and landscape in background;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Underneath victory's foot, inscribed "L" overlapping the "C" of the incised "COUDRAY".

Marks

Stamped "BRONZE" on edge.

Provenance

1990, Collectors' Auctions, Ltd., Danbury, CT; September 8, 1990 Collectors' Auctions sale, lot 2729, to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; 2005, gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

French (Paris), 1902

Mint

Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1176

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze, with brown patina

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals