Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal

Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Title
Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal
Date 
1926
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of Native Americans bartering with the Governor; sails and part of hull of Dutch ship in background; date above: "1626"; inscription in exergue: "MANHATTAN"; all within wampum border. Reverse depicts male and female winged allegorical figures facing right and holding sun and floral garland; Manhattan skyline in distance at right; legend above: "NEW YORK CITY/1926"; inscription at lower left: "ANS/NYHS."
Object Number 
INV.4834
Marks 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "HM" Inscription: edge, lower center: "74"
Gallery Label 
Commemorating the tercentenary of the purchase of Manhattan Island, this medal was jointly issued by the American Numismatic Society and the New-York Historical Society in 1926.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group