Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
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 )
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.
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"
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