Columbian Anacreontic Society medal

Columbian Anacreontic Society medal
Title
Columbian Anacreontic Society medal
Date 
ca. 1800
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Lyre-shaped silver medal with twisted wire strings surmounted with sun's rays; "Honor" engraved on obverse in block letters; "Horatio G. Stevens" and "Columbian Anacreontic Society" on reverse.
Credit Line 
Gift of Major E. Gilbert Schermerhorn
Object Number 
1936.468
Gallery Label 
The Columbian Anacreontic Society was organized in 1795 and, until it passed out of existence in 1803, was one of the most important musical organizations in New York City. This medal was presented to Horatio Gates Stevens (1778-1873).
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Creative: Tronvig Group