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Edward W. Parsons & Mary F. Taber Marriage Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5411
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower left of field: "I.F.W. DEL" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "G.H.L. FEC" Inscription: envelope, back, in black ink: "Presented by/Daniel Parish Jr./April 30, 1906"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing family coat of arms within floral wreath with surrounding legend: "EDWARD-WILLIS PARSONS/FLUSHING, NEW YORK." Reverse depicts symbol of Holy Spirit -- dove -- emerging from cloud in glory; two hands emerging from clouds beneath, holding initials "PT"; inscription below:"OCT. 1768 5TH/MARY-FERRIS TABER/OF THROG'S NECK/N.Y./MEMENTO FROM/I.F.W."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish Jr., 1906
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group