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Medal

Object Number: 
1941.550
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing obelisk at center with legend: "THE EGYPTIAN OBELISK/WAS TRANSPORTED FROM EGYPT AND/Erected in Central Park, New York, 1880." Reverse bears masonic symbols with letter "G" at center; legend: "CORNER STONE LAID BY THE Grand Lodge F.A.M. STATE OF N.Y./OCTOBER 9, 1880."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Eva L. Guernsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group