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"The Stourbridge Lion" Commemorative Plaquette

"The Stourbridge Lion" Commemorative Plaquette
Title
"The Stourbridge Lion" Commemorative Plaquette
Date 
1929
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 x 4 x 1/4 in. ( 6.3 x 10.2 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing image of early steam locomotive flanked by two shields bearing dates: "1829," at left, and "1929," at right; bunches of maple leaves on either side; scroll above inscribed: "THE STOURBRIDGE LION"; inscription in exergue: "THE DELAWARE and HUDSON COMPANY." Reverse is inscribed: "COMMEMORATING THE/ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY/OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRIP/MADE IN AMERICA BY A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE/AT HONESDALE PENNSYLVANIA/AUGUST 8 1829/BY THE STOURBRIDGE LION/DRIVEN BY HORATIO ALLEN"; at upper left corner: "The/D&H."
Object Number 
1952.422
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "METAL ARTS/ROCH NY"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group