Montyon-Franklin Society Medal

Object Number: 
1947.320
Date: 
ca. 1833
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing two clothed male accolated busts facing left; legend, horizontally: "FRANKLIN/BIENFAISANCE DU GENIE", at left; and "MONTYON/GENIE DE LA BIENFAISANCE", at right. Reverse bears inscription at center, enclosed by oak wreath: "LES/SOUSCRIPTEURS/ASSOCIES POUR/PROPAGER L'HISTOIRE/DES BIENFAITEURS/DE L'HUMANITE/1833."; surrounding legend: "SOCIETE MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group