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New-York Historical Society Centennial Medal

Object Number: 
INV.1875
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Rolled gold; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 7 x 7 x 1 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: case lid, at center, imprinted in gold: "1804/THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY/1904"
Description: 
Rolled gold struck medal with obverse showing double bust-length portrait of John Pintard and Egbert Benson; legend: "JOHN PINTARD/FOUNDER," at left; "EGBERT BENSON/FIRST PRESIDENT," at right. Reverse depicts old and new buildings of the New-York Historical Society with medallion supported by palm leaves below; legend around border: ".THE.NEW.YORK.HISTORICAL.SOCIETY.1804-1904."; inscription at center of field: "IT IS DELIGHTFUL/TO RECALL THE PAST." White square cardboard case.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group