Plaques (4) relating to medal commemorating erection of Egyptian obelisk

Object Number: 
INV.4919a-d
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
each: 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on a: "Presented to [N.Y. Historical Society, in ink] on behalf of the American Numismatic and Archaeoligical Society, of the City of New York, by Robert Hewitt, Jr. printed: on b: "Heliopolis, XVI Century B.C./ Alexandra, B.C. 22/Central Park,
Description: 
Four cardboard plaques with printed inscriptions describing medal made to commemorate the erection of the Egyptian obelisk in Central Park.
Gallery Label: 
These plaques were originally glued to a box or other object, probably containing the medal described in the text. The medal was struck to commemorate the erection of the Egyptian obelisk in Central Park in 1881.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group