This terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin in the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection was produced by Jean-Baptiste Nini in 1777 while Franklin was serving as an American representative in France, where he had a key role in persuading the French to aid the American cause.

This terracotta portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin in the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection was produced by Jean-Baptiste Nini in 1777 while Franklin was serving as an American representative in France, where he had a key role in persuading the French to aid the American cause.

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