Civic Forum Medallion

Civic Forum Medallion
Civic Forum Medallion
Title
Civic Forum Medallion
Date 
1927
Medium 
Gold
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 3/16 in. ( 8.1 cm )
Description 
Gold struck medallion with obverse depicting female personification of Liberty clad in Grecian dress, with torch in her left hand and small winged statuette of Fame with laurel wreath in her right hand; inscription at left of field: ".FOUNDED./.NEW.YORK./.1907."; legend: ".THE.CIVIC.FORUM." Reverse shows American eagle within circular field at center, with legend beneath: "FOR.DISTINGUISHED.PUBLIC.SERVICE."; surrounding legend outside beaded border: ". ELIHU . ROOT . 1927 ./. CITIZEN ."
Credit Line 
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
Object Number 
1943.148
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "TIFFANY&CO. MAKERS 18KT. GOLD"
Gallery Label 
Elihu Root (1845-1937) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He served as Secretary of War under McKinley and Roosevelt (1899-1903) and as Secretary of State under Roosevelt (1905-1909). From 1909- 1915 he was a Republican Senator from New York.
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Creative: Tronvig Group