Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society

Object Number: 
1958.93
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 )
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"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group