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Reward of Superior Merit Medal

Object Number: 
1958.154b
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "ALLEN/&MOORE"
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing full-length male figure facing left, standing in front of table with open book and portfolio beneath, all surrounded by ornate fruit, flowers and laurel wreath; legend: "REMEMBER THY CREATOR IN THE DAYS OF THY YOUTH." Reverse contains inscription with laurel wreath above, all within floral surround: "REWARD/OF/SUPERIOR/MERIT."
Credit Line: 
Purchase - Foster-Jarvis Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group