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Medal - 50th Anniversary of Proclamation of Kingdom of Italy (1861)

50th Anniversary of Proclamation of Kingdom of Italy (1861)

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1911 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colucci, Giovanni, born 1892 (medallist)
    Morbiducci, Publio, born 1889 - died 1963 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.129-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was issued on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy (1861). It is made by two medallists, the obverse by Giovanni Colucci (b. 1892) and the reverse by Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963).

Physical description

Obverse: Four naked men kneeling and supporting a rectangular plaque on which is an inscription.
Reverse: in the top half a man is walking behind two oxen silhouetted against the rays of the sun. Underneath are the dates MMDCXIV and MMDCLXIV and a roundel with a handle on either side with inscription.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1911 (made)

Artist/maker

Colucci, Giovanni, born 1892 (medallist)
Morbiducci, Publio, born 1889 - died 1963 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'CINQUANTENARIO DELLA PROCLAMAZIONE DEL REGNO D'ITALIA' [and signed bottom] 'COLUCCI'
'15th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy'
obverse

'MMDCXIV' [and] 'MMDCLXIV' [on roundel] 'ROMA' [and signed bottom] 'MORBIDUCCI'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.95 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs. Ann Hull-Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, 50th Anniversary of Proclamation of Kingdom of Italy (1861), by Giovanni Colucci and Publio Morbiducci, Italy, probably 1911

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Hull Grundy Collection of Medals, British Museum, 1978, cat.no.171

Production Note

probably 1911

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Oxen; Sun; Men

Categories

Coins & Medals; Politics; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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