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Medallion: Abdul-Medgid-khn

Object Number: 
1947.333
Date: 
ca. 1854
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "HART. F." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "HART. FECIT"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing bust-length portrait of man in Turkish court dress, within recessed central roundel, surrounded by elaborate border of military trophies interspersed with inscribed cartouches; legend: "ABDUL-MEDJID-KHAN EMPEREUR DES OTTOMANS." Reverse depicts draped seated winged female figure of Fame, in the process of writing onto pyramid: "VICTOIRE/NAPOLEON/1854./LA MER NOIRE/ET LE/DANUBE SERONT/LIBRES"; legend above: "LA FRANCE ET L'ANGLETERRE UNIES POUR LA DEFENSE DU DROIT."; inscription in exergue: "DIEU LE VEUT."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group