Plaques (4) relating to medal commemorating erection of Egyptian obelisk
each: 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm )
Four cardboard plaques with printed inscriptions describing medal made to commemorate the erection of the Egyptian obelisk in Central Park.
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..."
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