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Benjamin Franklin Medallion

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Title:
Benjamin Franklin Medallion
Date: 
ca.1880
Medium: 
Copper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm )
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.
Date End: 
1 880
Object Number: 
INV.11112
Gallery Label: 
This medal is a nineteenth-century copy of the bas-relief portrait of Benjamin Franklin executed by Jean-Baptist Nini in 1777.
Date Begin: 
1880
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group