Simon Bolivar Medal

Simon Bolivar Medal
Simon Bolivar Medal
Title
Simon Bolivar Medal
Date 
1951
Medium 
Aluminum; wood, silk, metal, cloth
Dimensions 
case: 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 11/16 in. ( 9.8 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Description 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing nude male bust within central roundel, facing left, with surrounding legend: "TRASLACION DE LA ESTATUA DEL LIBERTADOR - NUEVA YORK - XIX - IV - MCMLI -". Reverse depicts map of the American continent within scrolling band at center; with legend around line border: "BOLIVAR - UNA SOLA DEBE SER LA PATRIA DE TODOS LOS AMERICANOS - ". Medal is inset into square dark blue cloth-covered fitted wooden case with white silk satin and dark blue silk velvet interior; with aluminum coat of arms of Venezuela attached at center of case cover.
Credit Line 
Gift of His Excellency Dr. Luis E. Gomez-Ruiz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela
Object Number 
1951.419
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "VALLMITJANA-CARACAS"
Gallery Label 
This medal was struck to commemorate the reinstallation of the Simon Bolivar monument at the head of Avenue of the Americas in New York City on April 19, 1951.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group