Benjamin Franklin Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.11112
Date: 
ca.1880
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: on bust truncation, at center: "NINI/F. 1777"
Description: 
Copper struck uniface medallion depicting clothed bust of Franklin in fur hat, facing left; with legend: ".B. FRANKLIN. . AMERICAIN."; date below bust truncation: "1777." Round copper loop drawn through bulbous finial attached at top center.
Gallery Label: 
This medal is a nineteenth-century copy of the bas-relief portrait of Benjamin Franklin executed by Jean-Baptist Nini in 1777.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group