United States Centennial Commission Medal

United States Centennial Commission Medal
Title
United States Centennial Commission Medal
Date 
1876
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
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 Miss Marguerite Weidenman
Object Number 
1946.115
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at left: "H.MITCHELL SC."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group