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Medal: Restauration of Europe, 1808

Object Number: 
ca. 1808
White metal
diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.2 cm )
White metal struck medal with obverse showing female figure in Roman armor with shield and pole topped by Phrygian cap, at right, and Native American chief, at left, presenting offerings to the former; legend above: "RESTAURADORA DE LA EUROPA."; inscription in exergue: "UN AMERICANO AMIGO DEL/ORDEN LA IDEO Y PROMO-/VIO: TOMAS SURIA LA/GRABO EN MEXICO/ANO DE 1806." Reverse depicts palatial interior with three people seated at table on elevation at left and gallery of sculptures in niches in background at right; legend above: "TODO RENACE."; in exergue: "A LA INMORTALIDAD./POR LA DUCHOSA INSTALACION/DE LA SUPREMA JUNTA CENTRAL/DE ESPANA E INDIAS, HECHA/EN 25 DE SEPTEMBRE/DE 1808 . LA N.E."
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Creative: Tronvig Group