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Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.4235
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 x 3/16 in. ( 5.9 x 7.6 x 0.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, vertically, at lower right: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: reverse, vertically, at lower left: "V.D.Brenner"
Description: 
Silver struck rectangular plaquette with obverse showing shoulder-length portrait of Vespucci, facing right, with a chart, studying first published map of the New World coasts bearing the name "America"; seal of American Numismatic Society with date "1903" and inscription: "AMERIGO VESPUCCI" at lower right. Reverse depicts mapmaker with projection globe including the New World, winds, and Earth's surface below.
Gallery Label: 
This medal was the first of an American Numismatic Society series of medals of noted Americans who had offered distinguished service in the discovery and development of America and American history.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group