New-York Historical Society Medal for Achievement in History
Gold; leather, cloth, silk
Diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Case (medal): 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 15/16 in. (10.8 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm)
Case (outer): 7 1/4 x 6 3/8
Gold struck medal with obverse showing allegorical figure of history surrounded by legend: "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY; reverse with open book within beaded border; inscription: "1931/FOR/ACHIEVEMENT/IN. HISTORY"; writing feather beneath followed by inscription: "WILBERFORCE EAMES." Medal is inset into brown cloth-bound three-part book-like housing with sleeve, tri-fold presentation box, and black leather rectangular fitted medal case with black silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Bequest of Wilberforce Eames
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. /FINE GOLD"
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of image: "FRY"
Inscription: medal case lid, top center, imprinted in gold: "WILBERFORCE EAMES"
Inscription: spine of presentation (outer) case, in gold: "NEW YORK/HISTORICAL/SOCIETY/MEDAL/1931"
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