Simon Bolivar Medal

Object Number: 
1951.419
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 )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "VALLMITJANA-CARACAS"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of His Excellency Dr. Luis E. Gomez-Ruiz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group