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Centennial Medal of the American Numismatic Society
Date: 1958
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, cloth, paper
Dimensions: Container: 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 5/8 in. (9.5 × 9.5 × 1.6 cm) Overall (Medal): 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing kneeling nude male figure holding halves of broken stone with fossilized animal inside; inscription: THE/AMERICAN/NUMISMATIC/SOCIETY/1858 1958." Reverse shows anvil flanked by two nude males in the act of forging a medal; Pegasus amidst clouds above. Cream-colored square cardboard case.
Credit Line: Gift of the American Numismatic Society
Object Number: 1958.93
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, in exergue at left: "LGF" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: case lid, center, in pencil: "NUMISMATIC/SOCIETY"