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Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4834
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "HM" Inscription: edge, lower center: "74"
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."
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