Erie Canal Celebration Medal

Object Number: 
1939.416
Date: 
1826
Medium: 
White metal; wood, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm ) Overall: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "R.DEL." Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "W. SC" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "C.C.WRIGHT SC." Inscription: case, inside lid, imprinted in black ink: "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW Y
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting Pan and Neptune, with legend: "UNION OF ERIE WITH THE ATLANTIC." Reverse depicts eagle perched upon world globe over shield with scroll inscribed "EXCELSIOR" below; legend: "ERIE CANAL COMM. 4 JULY 1817 COMP. 26 OCT. 1825"; inscription in exergue: "1826/PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK." Round turned wooden case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jane P. Hebert, Emma H. Keeler, Grace H. Suddard and Elizabeth Hebert
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group