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Erie Canal Celebration Medal

Erie Canal Celebration Medal
Erie Canal Celebration Medal
Title
Erie Canal Celebration Medal
Date 
1826
Medium 
White metal; wood, paper
Dimensions 
case: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm ) Overall: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
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
Object Number 
1939.416
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 YORK" Inscription: case, inside bottom, imprinted in black ink: "THIS BOX/was made of a piece/of wood, brought from/Erie in the first Canal/Boat/THE SENECA CHIEF."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group