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American Institute medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: ca. 1877
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of Liberty holding laurel wreath and pole surmounted by Phrygian cap; at left are tools of agriculture and sailing ship in the background; at right -- symbols of American state and cornucopia; legend above: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE"; inscription in exergue: "NEW YORK." Reverse has space for engraving at center, surrounded by laurel wreath, with legend: "THE MEDAL OF SUPERIORITY" and inscription: "AWARDED / TO / JOHN ROGERS, / FOR / Groups of Statuary / 1877."
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
Object Number: 1936.727
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Harkness, Andrew. "The American Institute - Catalyst for the American Greatness." TAMS (Token and Medal Society) Journal 29, no. 4 (August 1989): 123-135.