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J. Sanford Saltus Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5547
Date: 
1923
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
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 )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This medal is an issue of the New York Numismatic Club, minted in 1923 in honor of club president J. Sanford Saltus upon completion of his term in office.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group