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Catskill Aqueduct Medal

Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Title
Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Date 
1917
Medium 
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions 
case: 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 in. ( 11.7 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing idealized female head representing Columbia crowned with laurel wreath within beaded border. Reverse depicts nude allegorical male figure pouring water; inscription: "TO COMMEMORATE THE COMPLETION/OF THE CATSKILL AQUEDUCT/AN ACHIEVEMENT OF CIVIC SPIRIT/SCIENTIFIC GENIUS AND FAITHFUL LABOR/1905 NEW YORK 1917." Medal is inset into square dark red fitted leather case with dark green silk satin and silk velvet interior.
Object Number 
INV.12811
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "DCF" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: case cover, embossed in gold: "DOUGLAS MATHEWSON/Member of Board of Estimate/and Appointment"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group