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Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4622
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "TIFFANY & CO."
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group