United States Centennial Commission Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3354
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at left: "H.MITCHELL SC." Inscription: document, in pencil: "Gift of/Mrs. George H. Kuper/Sept 12, 1956."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing seated allegorical female figure holding laurel wreath, surrounded by symbols of science, commerce, and learning; the whole is surrounded by thirty-eight stars and four small vignettes representing the four quarters of the globe. Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath at center: "AWARDED BY/UNITED STATES/CENTENNIAL COMMISSION"; legend around border: "INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/PHILADELPHIA, MDCCCLXXVI."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George H. Kuper, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group