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Free Academy of the City of New York Award Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4832
Date: 
ca. 1853
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "C.C.W. S."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Gothic revival building with legend above: THE FREE ACADEMY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK."; inscription in exergue: "WARD (sic!) MEDAL/ESTABLISHED/1853." Reverse has space for engraving at center surrounded by open laurel wreath with inscription: "THIS/MEDAL/IS/AWARDED TO/THE STUDENT OF MOST/PROFICIENCY OF."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group