College of the City of New York Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1952.31d
Date: 
1947
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 11/16 in. ( 9.4 x 9.4 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "A.P.d'Andrea" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: case lid, inside, center, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude female bust at center, labelled "ADSPICE" above, flanked by male head facing left, labelled "RECPICE," and female head facing right, labelled "PROSPICE"; legend around border within scalloped rim: "COLLEGII URBIS NOV EBORAC SIGILLUM/MDCCCXLVII." Reverse bears date within central roundel "1847/1947"; legend within scalloped border: "One Hundred Years of Public Higher Education." Square cream-colored cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of President Harry N. Wright, College of the City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group