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National Institute of Social Sciences Medal

National Institute of Social Sciences Medal
National Institute of Social Sciences Medal
Title
National Institute of Social Sciences Medal
Date 
ca.1905
Medium 
Gold
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Description 
Gold struck medal with obverse showing allegorical female figure of Fame, with palm branch in left hand and laurel wreaths and shield with inscription: "NATIONAL/INSTITVTE/OF/SOCIAL/SCIENCES," in right. Reverse features burning torch at center with superimposed tablet inscribed: "ELIHU ROOT"; inscription above: "DIGNVS/HONORE"; surrounding legend: "NATIONAL.INSTITVTE.OF.SOCIAL.SCIENCES."
Credit Line 
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
Object Number 
1943.140
Marks 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "LAURA GARDIN/FECIT" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. 18Kt."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group