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Joseph Florimond Loubat Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3532
Date: 
1910
Medium: 
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, beneath bust truncation, at center: "F.VERNON/1910" Inscription: edge, upper center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude bust of Joseph Florimond facing left; legend: "JOSEPH FLORIMOND/DUC DE LOUBAT." Reverse depicts Loubat's coat of arms supported by lion on either side, with motto on scroll beneath and canopy above, surmounted by royal crown. Medal is inset into square leather burgundy red fitted case with red silk satin and silk velvet interior with gold-embossed edges.
Gallery Label: 
Joseph Florimond, duc de Loubat (1837-1921) was a wealthy American bibliophile, author, sportsman, and philanthropist whose title was awarded in 1893 by Pope Leo XIII in return for his generosity to the Church. Loubat is the author of the "Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1786."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group