Numismatics
Honorand: Benjamin Franklin, American, 1706–1790, M.A. (HON.) 1753
Engraver: Johann Matthias Reich, American, born 1768 in Germany
Designer: Joseph Sansom, American, 1767–1826
Mint: Philadelphia

Bronze “Sansom medal” of Benjamin Franklin

1805

Bronze

35.71 g, 12:00, 40.5 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001
2001.87.3047
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 246, no. 546.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.