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Panama-Pacific International Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
1956.213b
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Bronze; wood, cloth, silk, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3 3/16 x 3 3/16 x 1 in. ( 8.1 x 8.1 x 2.5 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) case: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, within the last "O" of the legend: artist's monogram Inscription: box cover, in black: "PANAMA-PACIFIC/INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION/INTERNATIONAL AWARD SYSTEM/EXPOSITION AUDITORIUM/SAN FANCISCO/MR. SERGEANT KENDALL,/58 TRUMBULL ST.,/NEW
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting male and female nudes symbolizing the union of the wester hemisphere by the Panama Canal; legend below: "DIVINE DISIVINCTA IVNXIT HOMO." Reverse depicts the Tower of Jewels flanked by palm leaves with ornate tablet below inscribed: "MEDAL/OF AWARD"; surrounding legend: "PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SAN-FRANCISCO/MCMXV." Circular black cloth-covered box with grey silk moire interior; square cardboard outer box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group