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In Honor of Gustave Adolphe Hirn, Physicist (1815–1890)

Artist:
Medalist: Louis-Oscar Roty (French, Paris 1846–1911 Paris)
Date:
1889
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, struck, silvered
Dimensions:
2 3/8 × 1 3/4 in. (60 × 44 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 1893
Accession Number:
93.10.6
Not on view
Signature: Right of bust: O ROTY / MDCCCLXXXVI

Inscription: Obverse: (above) GVSTAVE•ADOLPHE•HIRN; (parallel with left border) NÉ AV•LOGELBACH•XXI•AOVT / M.D.CCC.XV•; (in plinth) SES•COMPATRIOTES•SES / AMIS•SES•ADMIRATEVRS

Reverse: (in cartouche to lower right) AMICVS•PLATO / SED•MAGISAMICA / VERITAS [trans.: Dear is Plato, but dearer is Truth]
Samuel P. Avery (until 1893; to MMA)
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