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Benjamin Franklin Medal

Object Number: 
1947.317
Date: 
1818
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in.
Marks: 
Inscription: on verso: "NATUS/BOSTONIAE/IN AMERICA/FOEDERATA/AN. M.DCC.VI./OBIIT/AN.M.DCC.XC./SERIES NUMISMATICA/UNIVERSALIS VIROrUM ILLUSTRATUM/M.DCCC.XVIII./DURAND EDIDIT." Inscription: on recto: "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Franklin facing to the left; surrounding inscription: "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" Signed below bust "CAQUÉ F." Reverse inscribed: "NATUS/BOSTONIAE/IN AMERICA/FOEDERATA/AN. M.DCC.VI./OBIIT/AN.M.DCC.XC./SERIES NUMISMATICA/UNIVERSALIS VIROrUM ILLUSTRATUM/M.DCCC.XVIII./DURAND EDIDIT."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group