Centenary of the Establishment of the Diocese of New York Medal

Centenary of the Establishment of the Diocese of New York Medal
Centenary of the Establishment of the Diocese of New York Medal
Title
Centenary of the Establishment of the Diocese of New York Medal
Date 
1908
Medium 
Sterling silver; wood, cloth, paper
Dimensions 
case: 5 x 4 3/8 x 11/16 in. ( 12.7 x 11.1 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Sterling silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Archbishop John M. Farley facing left within central roundel with ornate border, above -- dove symbolizing Holy Spirit, below -- cross with grape vines and ears of wheat; around central roundel are six busts of archbishops with their names in legend around border, separated by stylized crosses, clockwise: "ABP.M.CORRIGAN/ABP. J. HUGHES/B.P.CONNOLLY. O.P./BP.CONCANEN.O.P./ BP.J.DVBOIS/CARD.ABP.McCLOSKEY." Reverse shows Gothic-style cathedral building surrounded by ornate border with four oval medallions containing coats of arms and suspended upon laurel wreath; legend: "CENTENARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW YORK/1808 1908." Medal inset into red cloth-bound book-like case with gold-embossed inscriptions on face of cover: "TO.COMMEMORATE/THE.CENTENARY/CELEBRATION.OF/THE.FOUNDING.OF/THE.DIOCESE.OF/NEW YORK/1808-1908"; back of cover is embossed with the coat of arms of the Diocese of New York with the motto on scroll below: "NON.NOBIS.DOMINE."; inside cover is inscribed: "THIS.MEDAL.WAS.STRUCK/TO.COMMEMORATE.THE/ONE. HUNDREDTH/ANNIVERSARY.OF/THE.FOVNDING.OF/THE.DIOCESE.OF/NEW YORK/John M. Farley/Abp. of N.Y. [hand-written]", front; and "THE.ACCOMPANYING.MEDAL./NO 12/IS.ONE.OF.A.SPECIAL.LIMITED/EDITION.OF.ONE.HUNDRED/ISSVED.BY.THE.AMERICAN.NUMISMATIC.SOCIETY/TO:", back.
Object Number 
INV.1807
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "J.E.ROINE" Inscription: edge, lower center: "12 MED. ART CO. [diamond shaped symbol] STERLING" Inscription: embossed, bottom of inside mount: "MEDALLIC.ART.CO.MAKERS"
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Creative: Tronvig Group