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Medal in box: Rodwood Library 1747-1922...Newport R.I.

Medal in box: Rodwood Library 1747-1922...Newport R.I.
Title
Medal in box: Rodwood Library 1747-1922...Newport R.I.
Date 
1922
Medium 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth
Dimensions 
case: 2 x 2 x 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1 cm ) diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing neoclassical building with dates "1747-1922" and laurel branches underneath; legend: "REDWOOD LIBRARY." Reverse bears inscription: "IN CELEBRATION OF/THE 175th/ANNIVERSARY/OF THE FOUNDING OF/THE/REDWOOD LIBRARY/AND/ATHENEUM/NEWPORT R.I." Grey square cardboard case.
Object Number 
INV.3554
Marks 
inscription: reverse, at lower center: "NEWMAN, N.Y." inscription: case lid, top, imprinted in blue ink: "J.F.NEWMAN/INCORPORATED/NEW YORK/CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO/KANSAS CITY" inscription: case lid, top, hand-written in pencil: "REDWOOD/LIBRARY/NEWPORT/R.I." inscription: case bottom, center, hand-written in black ink: "Sept. 16,/1922"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group