John James Audubon Commemorative Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
box: 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.3 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm )
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Audubon facing right with legend: "JOHN JAMES AUDUBON/1785-1851." Reverse shows owl perched upon oak branch with mouse holding acorn beneath; surrounding legend: "THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS/-AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY." Medal is set into white and purple square cardboard box.
Inscription: reverse, at lower left of field: "[trademark symbol] 1962"
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE"
Inscription: box cover, in black ink: "1964.32/Audubon"
Inscription: inside box cover, in black: "Medallic Art Co./New York"
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