Oberlin's Namesake: John Frederick Oberlin (1740-1826)Main MenuIntroduction to Oberlin's NamesakeDetailed Table of ContentsWhat's in a Name? Why Oberlin?Address by John W. KurtzJ. F. Oberlin in his lifetimeExplore materials made by Oberlin and his contemporariesThe Ban de la Roche, Alsace, FranceArt works and photographs of the regionEarly views of Oberlin, OhioDrawings, prints and photographs of the colony and collegeDesigning a monument to our namesake (video)Videos with the artist Paul B. ArnoldResources for further explorationAnne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Oberlin College Archives, Oberlin, Ohio
French medallion honoring J.F. Oberlin
12018-01-12T22:43:14+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16110plain2018-01-17T00:06:55+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Oberlin lived through a tumultuous period in France that encompassed the monarchy, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic empire, and the restoration of the monarchy. After the Restoration, King Louis XVIII conferred upon Oberlin the highest honor, the Cross of the Legion of Honor, in 1819, in recognition of his work establishing the French language in his parish and other works that contribution to the nationhood of France. This commemorative French medallion, struck not long after his death in 1826, features a bust of Oberlin in relief on the front, and the Cross of the Legion of Honor, oak garlands, and "The memory of the righteous is a blessing" on the reverse.
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12018-01-16T17:43:21+00:00French medallion honoring J.F. Oberlin2frontmedia/001_Oberlin_medallion_front_2_72 copy.jpgplain2018-02-21T16:33:13+00:00Kirstein, Friedrich (German)ca. 1826-311.75" diameter, 5/16" thickcopper alloyOberlin College Archives20091221medallionOberlin College Archives Objects Collection (RG 35)
12018-01-16T17:45:00+00:00French medallion honoring J.F. Oberlin (reverse)2media/Oberlin_medallion_back_2_72.jpgplain2018-02-21T16:33:53+00:00Kirstein, Friedrich (German)ca. 1826-311.75" diameter, 5/16" thickcopper alloyOberlin College Archives20091221medallionOberlin College Archives Objects Collection (RG 35)