Tercentenary of Connecticut Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3698
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower center: trademark symbol followed by artist's name: "HENRY KREIS" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of men and women, founders of Connecticut, dominated by Thomas Hooker and his wife, Susannah (shown seated); legend on scroll running from center of medal to right: "1635-1935 CONNECTICVT 300 YEARS." Reverse shows transplanted grapevines of the State Seal supported by three vertical columns inscribed, from left to right: "RELIGION, "LAW," and "EDUCATION," with motto below on scroll: "QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET"; legend: "THREE CENTURIES OF SELF-GOVERNMENT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group