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Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Medal

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1906

Artist:

Louis Saint-Gaudens
American, 1854–1913

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Louis Saint-Gaudens

Title

Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Medal

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1906

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Inscription on front: "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/ 1706/1790/ PRINTER.PHILOSOPHER/ SCIENTIST. STATESMAN/ DIPLOMATIST" On reverse: "STRVCK BY ACT OF THE CONGRESS/ OF THE VNITED STATES/ TO COMMEMORATE THE TWO HVNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF/ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/ MCMVI"; also on reverse are the words: "HISTORY"; "LITERATVRE"; "SCIENCE"; "PHILOSOPHY"

Dimensions

Diam.: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the United States Government

Reference Number

1912.1842

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