Centennial of George Washington Inauguration Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1941.519
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "LOVETT"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with legend around scalloped border decorated with thirteen stars: "FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/deo patriaeque fidelis." Reverse depicts seascape at center with legend above: "HEC OLIM MEMINISSE JUVABIT" and shield containing seal of New York below, with three flags with laurel branches on either side; legend within line border: "TO COMMEMORATE THE WASHINGTON INAUGURAL CENTENNIAL/NEW YORK CITY 1789 - APRIL 30 - 1889."
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Creative: Tronvig Group