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Bibliographical Society Medal

Object Number: 
1940.335
Date: 
1928
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 2.2 cm ) diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm ) mount: 6 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 1 3/8
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: artist's initials Inscription: edge: "-- AWARDED TO WILBERFORCE EAMES, 1929. -- INSTITUTED MCMXXVIII." Inscription: spine of mount sleeve, imprinted in gold: "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL/SOCIETY/MEDAL/1928."
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing seated medieval manuscript illuminator writing upon scroll; legend: "THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY." Reverse shows group of people around printing press engaged in related activities. Sqaure red leather fitted case with cream-colored silk velvet and silk satin lining; rectangular brown cloth-bound book-like folding mount with outer sleeve.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Wilberforce Eames
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group