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Herbert Hoover Presidential Medal

Herbert Hoover Presidential Medal
Herbert Hoover Presidential Medal
Title
Herbert Hoover Presidential Medal
Date 
1929
Medium 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Herbert Hoover facing right with legend above: ". PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES . "; date at left of image: "MCMXXIX"; inscription at right of image: "HERBERT/HOOVER." Reverse depicts standing allegorical female figure of Columbia on low pedestal, flanked by fasces; with inscription: "ENGINEER SCHOLAR/INAUGURATED/MARCH 4-1929/STATESMAN HUMANIST."
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.129
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "SINNOCK" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "SINNOCK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group