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Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Title
Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
Date 
1850
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing female head facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND" and date at right of image: "1850." Reverse bears inscription within line border: "SUCH A SACRED/AND/HOME FELT DELIGHT/SUCH SOBER CERTAINTY/OF WAKING BLISS/I NEVER HEARD/TILL NOW./milton."
Object Number 
1943.160
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "C.RADNITZKY."
Gallery Label 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group