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Benjamin Franklin 80th Anniversary Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.13914
Date: 
1786 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "DUPRE. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Benjamin Franklin facing left with surrounding legend: "BENJ. FRANKLIN NATUS BOSTON. XVII JAN./MDCCVI." Reverse contains inscription at center, surrounded by wreath of oak: "ERIPUIT COELO/FULMEN/SCEPTRUM QUE/TYRANNIS"; inscription in exergue: "SCULPSIT ET DICAVIT/AUG. DUPRE ANNO/MDCCLXXXVI."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group