Simon Bolivar Medal
Aluminum; wood, silk, metal, cloth
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 )
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.
Gift of His Excellency Dr. Luis E. Gomez-Ruiz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "VALLMITJANA-CARACAS"
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