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Charles III of Spain, as Protector of the Royal Academy of Mexico

Artist:
Medalist: Geronimo Antonio Gil (1732–1798)
Date:
18th century
Geography:
Made in Mexico
Culture:
Mexican
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Diam. 2 1/4 in. (57 mm.)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1907
Accession Number:
07.251.44
Not on view
Signature: Gil

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) CARLOS III.PADRE.DE.LA.PATRIA.Y.PROTECTOR.DE.LAS/CIENCIAS. (Charles III, Father of his Country and Protector of the Sciences); reverse: (in margin) VENCE Y TRIUMFA EL MAS PRUDENTE (The Wisest wins and triumphs); (in exergue) REAL.ACADEMIA.DE.DERECHO.ESPANOL.Y.PUBLICO.ANO.DE.1778 (Royal Academy of Spanish and Common Law).
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