Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Massachusetts Tercentary Commemorative Medal

Massachusetts Tercentary Commemorative Medal
Title
Massachusetts Tercentary Commemorative Medal
Date 
1930
Medium 
Gilt copper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Gilt copper struck medal with obverse showing shield containing figure of Native American, surrounded by scroll inscribed: "ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM/SVR LIBERTATE OVIETEM" and surmounted by arm holding sword; fish below flanked by dates: "1630" and "1930"; legend above: "TERCENTENARY SOUVENIR." Reverse depicts sailing ship with superimposed medallion containing male bust portrait beneath flanked by dates: "1630" and "1930"; legend above: "MASSACHUSETTS TERCENTENARY."
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Margaret Lippencott
Object Number 
1942.630
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group