Erie Canal Celebration Medallion
case: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
diameter: 3 3/16 in. ( 8.1 cm )
White metal struck medallion with obverse depicting Pan and Neptune, with legend: "UNION OF ERIE WITH THE ATLANTIC." Reverse depicts eagle perched upon world globe over shield with scroll inscribed "EXCELSIOR" below; legend: "ERIE CANAL COMMENCED 4 JULY 1817 COMPLETED 26 OCT. 1825." Round turned wooden case.
Gift of Miss Sarah H. Van Nest
Inscription: reverse, bottom center, on border: "THOMASON"
Inscription: case bottom, in black ink: "S.H.V.N./FROM/F.R.V.N./July 7th 1881."
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