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Medal Showing Charles III of Spain, 1778

Jerónimo Antonio Gil (Spanish, Zamora 1731–1798 Mexico)
Spanish, Mexico
Diam. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 3.9 oz. (110.6 g)
Miscellaneous-Coins and Medals
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1922
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed on the obverse: Gil.

Inscription: Inscribed in the margin of the obverse: CARLOS III. PADRE.DE.LA.PATRIA.Y.PROTECTOR.DE.LAS.CIENCIAS. (Charles III, Father of his Country and Protector of the Sciences); in the margin of the reverse: VENCE Y TRIMFA 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).
Bashford Dean, New York (until 1922, his gift to MMA).
Forrer, Leonard. Biographical Dictionary of Medalists: Coin-, Gem-, and Seal-Engravers, Mint-Masters, & c., Ancient and Modern, with References to Their Works, B.C. 500–A.D. 1900. Vol. 2. London: Spink & Son, Ltd., 1912. p. 262, Jerónimo Antonio Gil discussed.

Vives y Escudero, Antonio, and Real Biblioteca, Spain. Medallas de la casa de Borbón, de d. Amadeo I, del gobierno provisional y de la República Española. Madrid, 1916. p. 31, no. 51, pl. V, no. 2.

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