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Medal

Medal
Title
Medal
Date 
1903
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing full-length portrait of Peter Stuyvesant with brick buildings in background; legend: "NEW AMSTERDAM . MUNICIPAL . GOVERNMENT . PROCLAIMED FEB . 2 . 1653 ."; inscription in exergue: ".PETER STUYVESANT./.DIRECTOR GENERAL." Reverse shows the seal of New York within ornate shield at center, surmounted by eagle and flanked by figures of Native America, at left, and European settler, at right; legend: "ST.NICHOLAS . SOCIETY . FOUNDED . FEB.28.1885."; inscription in exergue: "NEW YORK CITY/1903."
Object Number 
INV.4622
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "TIFFANY & CO."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group