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medal
  • Oscar Roty
    1846–1911
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • medal, 1886
  • Where object was made: France
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0017
Multimedia
Description

Recto: Bust of man set in profile. Hair is balding and unkept. Face of man is aged and wrinkled. Man is wearing a coat. Text surrounds image.

Verso: Old man is seated in chair. Underneath chair is a stack of books covered by a written article. Mythical female figure is standing and holding laurel wreath.