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Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society

Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society
Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society
Title
Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society
Date 
1958
Medium 
Bronze; cardboard, cloth, paper
Dimensions 
case: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing kneeling nude male figure holding halves of broken stone with fossilized animal inside; inscription: THE/AMERICAN/NUMISMATIC/SOCIETY/1858 1958." Reverse shows anvil flanked by two nude males in the act of forging a medal; Pegasus amidst clouds above. Cream-colored square cardboard case.
Credit Line 
Gift of the American Numismatic Society
Object Number 
1958.93
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue at left: "LGF" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: case lid, center, in pencil: "NUMISMATIC/SOCIETY"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group