Sesquicentennial medal (mounted replica)
Overall: 16 1/2 x 24 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 41.9 x 62.5 x 3.2 cm )
Replicas of original sculptor's models for the New-York Historical Society's sesquicentennial medal; circular bronze plaques representing obverse and reverse of original medal mounted side by side on rectangular wooden board; imagery and inscriptions in relief; hardware attached to back for hanging.
in relief: on replica of obverse (left): "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH / ANNIVERSARY / 1804-1954"
in relief: on replica of reverse (right): "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / INSTITUTED 1804"
engraved: on label affixed to obverse: "REPLICAS OF THE ORIGINAL SCULPTOR'S MODELS / FOR THE SOCIETY'S SESQUICENTENNIAL MEDAL - 1804 - 1954 / SCULPTOR - RALPH J. MENCONI"
maker's label: affixed to reverse: "MEDALLIC ART CO. / NEW YORK"
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