J. Sanford Saltus Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
box: 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm )
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing right with inscription at lower right of field: "J./SANFORD/SALTUS/." Reverse depicts shoulder-length portrait of youth, holding burning torch in right hand and scrutinizing medal in left hand; landscape with rising sun, at right, in background; legend around border: ". NEW YORK NUMISMATIC CLUB . /ORGANIZED 1908." Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard box.
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "19JMS18"
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "19JMS18"
Inscription: edge, lower center: "75 MEDALLIC ART CO N.Y."
Inscription: envelope, typed in black: "File Safe (Medals, etc/File July 1924./J. SANFORD SALTUS MEDAL (from N. Y. Numismatic Club)/(See letter from Thos. S. Miller, Secy. of Club/on file in #53 N.Y. Numismatic Club)/J. Sanford Saltus, one-time Patron of Museum."
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