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Cornelius Vanderbilt Presentation Medal

Object Number: 
1225
Date: 
1865-1874
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at center: "S.ELLIS SC." Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at left: "ELLIS SC." Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at right: "LEUTZE DEL."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Cornelius Vanderbilt facing right; legend around border contining six stars: "A GRATEFUL COUNTRY TO HIS GENEROUS SON/CORNELIUS VANDERBILT." Reverse depicts allegorical scene with standing figure of America facing kneeling Neptune in the guise of a woman; steamship in background; inscription in exergue: "BIS DAT QUI TEMPORI DAT./1865 [at center]."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group