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New York State Agricultural Society Medal

Object Number: 
1949.96
Date: 
ca. 1844
Medium: 
Silver; leather, cardboard, silk, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "TAYLOR" Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "BIRM." Inscription: document, written in black ink: "Hyde Park - /1840 - 45 -/Daughter of Luman Reed" Inscription: case lid, top center, embossed in gold:
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing female figure holding cornucopia and wreath; baled straw in background; inscription in exergue: "CERES." Reverse shows space for engraving at center surrounded by wreath of corn, fruit, and vegetables with engraved inscription: "To/Mrs./Theodore Allen/Premium/on Butter"; legend around border: "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY." Square burgundy red leather fitted case with burgundy red silk velvet lining.
Gallery Label: 
Mrs. Theodore Allen was the daughter of Luman Reed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary L. & Miss Ellen Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group