1076357 | SPAIN. Philippines. Isabella II & Alfonso XII. 1895 AR Medal. PCGS MS61.
By Melecio Figueroa. Edge: Plain. 40mm. 37.55gm. EXPOSICION REGIONAL DE FILIPINAS// *MANILA 1895*. Conjoined busts of the Queen and the young King, right; signed M.F. below /
Allegorical figure of Progress crowning a seated man with a laurel; exhibition center in background. Honeycutt 37; Basso.-714.
For the 1895 regional Expo at Manilla.
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Melecio Figueroa (1842-1903) was a Filipino sculptor and engraver who studied in Madrid at he Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. While studying in Spain he won various prizes and recognition for his engravings. In 1892, he returned to the Philippines to teach engraving at the Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado in Manila as a professor. He was later appointed engraver in 1893 at the Casa Moneda or colonial mint His design was also featured in the coin series of the Philippine peso.