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

Plaques (4) relating to medal commemorating erection of Egyptian obelisk
Title
Plaques (4) relating to medal commemorating erection of Egyptian obelisk
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 )
Description 
Four cardboard plaques with printed inscriptions describing medal made to commemorate the erection of the Egyptian obelisk in Central Park.
Object Number 
INV.4919a-d
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, Jan. 22 1881 A.D./Presentation Ceremonies/February 22, 1881./New York." printed: on c: "The object of this medal is to commemorate the erection of the Egyptian obelisk in the 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