Erie Canal Celebration Medal
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
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."
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."
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