Medal Commemorating the War of Liberation Artist: Jean Jacques Barre (French, 1793–1855)
Mint: Board of Revenue




60.30 g, 12:00, 51.5 mm

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Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Gift of Dr. William Gilman Thompson, Ph.B. 1877

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19th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: NUNC. OLIM. ET. QUOCUMQUE. DABUNT. SE. TEMPORE. VIRES. Nude man draped with cloth and ripping chains from hands, chains on feet already broken. Stands on ground with POLONIA on it. PARISIIS 1832 BARRE below scene.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: * POLONIA. LITHVANIA. RVTHENAEQVE. PROVINCIAE. A. TYRANNIS. MOSCOVIAE. INIQVE. OPPRESSAE * LIBERTATEM. ARMIS. QVAEREBANT. 1830 - 1834. IN. REI. MEMORIAM LITHVAO. RVTHEICA. SOCIETAS. Soldier with shield and sword, l on horseback. Behind, eight spears jut out with labeled flags draped on them (UKRAINA, WOLYN, CZERY, RUS BIAEA, RES CZARNA, XIESTI SMOLT, XIES ZMUDZKIE, POT). Eagle with spread wings perched on center spears.


Dr. WIlliam GIlman Thompson, to about 1928; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., about 1928; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., 1928–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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