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Public Secondary Education of Young Women, 1884

Artist:
Medalist: Louis-Oscar Roty (French, Paris 1846–1911 Paris)
Date:
1884
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, struck, silvered
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 5/8 in. (67 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 1893
Accession Number:
93.10.4a, b
Not on view
Signature: Obverse: (in exergue) O.Roty.1884

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) VIRGINES.FVTVRAS.VIRORVM.MATRES.RESPVBLICA.DOCET [trans.: The maidens, some day to be the mothers of heroes, the Republic teaches]

Reverse: (in field) ENSEIGNEMENT. / SECONDAIRE. DES. JEVNES-FILLES. LOI. DV. 21. DECEMBRE 1880 / JVLES. GREVY. PRESIDENT. DE. LA. / REPVBLIQUE. JVLES FERRY. MINIS / TRE. DE. L'INSTRV[ction]. PVBLIQVE / ET DES. BEAVX ARTS / CAMILLE SEE / PROMOT EVR.
Samuel P. Avery (until 1893; to MMA)
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