William Augustus Muhlenberg Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4636
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.5 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower righ of field: "V.D.BRENNER N.Y." Inscription: box cover, inscribed in black ink: "St. Lukes/Hospital Muhlenberg/Medal/Presented by Amer./Numismatic & Archaeological/Society Feb 4/1897."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of William Muhlenberg facing right, flanked by two vertical inscriptions: "WILLIAM AVGVSTVS/MVHLENBERG D.D.", at left, and "FOUNDER of St. LVKE'S/HOSPITAL", at right. Reverse depicts hospital's seal with palm and oak branches, at right, with inscription at center of field: "THE AMERICAN/NUMISMATIC and ARCHAEOLOGICAL/SOCIETY/COMMEMORATES BY THIS MEDAL/THE OPENING OF THE NEW/St. LVKE'S HOSPITAL/MDCCCXCVI." White circular cardboard box.
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Creative: Tronvig Group