Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Copper alloy and terracotta
Overall: 5 3/8 in. ( 13.7 cm ); terracotta only, 117 mm
inscriptions: "NINI/F 1777 COAT OF ARMS/1777/ B. FRANKLIN AMERICAN"
The bronze version of Nini's medallion, which replicates the warm, earthy tone of the terra cotta original, continued in production long after Franklin's death. It is still widely collected today.
Bequest of Mr. Charles Allen Munn
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
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