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Medallion

Object Number: 
1948.570
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 1/4 in. (8.9 × 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Handheld, circular mirror in metal casing with cover; metal casing embossed with design (possibly an insignia or seal) at the center back that depicts foliage (likely a laurel wreath) resting atop an urn above the Roman numerals "II V" and an anchor, surrounded by a beaded, circular boarder; remnants of a pin back at top of casing.
Gallery Label: 

According to the accession record, this mirror belonged to Josiah C. Brownell, uncle of the donor.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Dorothy Cocks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group