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National Institute of Social Sciences Medal

Object Number: 
1943.140
Date: 
ca.1905
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "LAURA GARDIN/FECIT" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. 18Kt."
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group