Tercentenary of Portsmouth, R.I. Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1938.276
Date: 
1938
Medium: 
Gilt aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, bottom center of field: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
Description: 
Gilt aluminum struck medal with obverse depicting windmill surrounded by legend: "PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND/1638 - 1938". Reverse bears round medallion at bottom, inscribed: "TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT CO. R.I./INCORPORATED/1640," laurel sprays on either side, dates on scroll above: "1638-1938"; inscription above: "TERCENTENARY/OF/PORTSMOUTH, R.I./JOHN CLARKE/FOUNDER."
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. Horace Gallatin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group