Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man

Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man
Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man
Title
Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man
Date 
ca. 1860
Medium 
Silver; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions 
case: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 9/16 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.4 cm ) diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Description 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Prince Albert facing right; legend: "PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT." Reverse bears inscription at center surrounded by laurel wreath: "SOCIETY OF/ARTS, MANUFACTURES,/AND COMMERCE"; legend around border: "FOUNDED 1754 -- INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1847." Red leather square fitted case with cream silk satin and dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edw. J Turnbull
Object Number 
1952.79
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "W. WYON, R.A." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "L.C.WYON" Engraving: around edge: "TO EDWARD G. SQUIER ESQr. (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) FOR HIS PAPER "ON CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE PROPOSED HONDURAS INTEROCEANIC RAILWAY."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group