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Society of Cincinnati commmemorative medal

Object Number: 
X.482
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Aluminum; cardboard, silk
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) mount: 7 x 7 in. ( 17.8 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, at lower left of central image: "AUG. C. FRANK, PHILA." inscription: reverse, at lower right of central image: " PETER L. KRIDER CO. PHILA."
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing American eagle holding laurel branches with oval medallion inscribed: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"; legend: "SOCIETAS . CINCINNATORUM . INSTITUTA . /A.D. MDCCLXXXIII." Reverse shows detailed image of the Washington Monument in Philadelphia with inscription below: ".IN.COMMEMORATION.OF.THE.UNVEILING.OF.THE./.WASHINGTON.MONUMENT./.AT PHILADELPHIA./.MAY.15th 1897." Medal inset into square cardboard mount covered in pale green and cream silk satin with matching grosgrain ribbons attached at top right.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group