Lord Anthony Shaftesbury Medal

Lord Anthony Shaftesbury Medal
Title
Lord Anthony Shaftesbury Medal
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Gold
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Description 
Gold cast medal with obverse depicting draped male bust facing right with legend: ".ANTONIO COMITI DE SHAFTESBURY." Reverse shows distant city view with sun rising above; legend: "LAETAMVR"; in exergue: "24 NOV 1681."
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Edward N. Bibby
Object Number 
1872.19
Marks 
Inscription: engraved around edge of medal: "REMEMBER WELL AND BAER IN MYND A FAETHFULL FRIND IS HARD TO FEIND"
Gallery Label 
This medal once belonged to Jacob Leisler (donor is descendent). The original medal was struck in honor of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury (1621-1683), English statesman. The N-YHS example is a later gold cast made for a nineteenth-century medal collector.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group