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Object Name: Medal in case
Date: ca. 1860
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Medium: Silver; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: Container: 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 9/16 in. (8.9 × 8.9 × 1.4 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Prince Albert facing right; legend: "PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT." Reverse bears inscription at center surrounded by laurel wreath: "SOCIETY OF/ARTS, MANUFACTURES,/AND COMMERCE"; legend around border: "FOUNDED 1754 -- INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1847." Red leather square fitted case with cream silk satin and dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edw. J Turnbull
Object Number: 1952.79
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "W. WYON, R.A." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "L.C.WYON" Engraving: around edge: "TO EDWARD G. SQUIER ESQr. (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) FOR HIS PAPER "ON CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE PROPOSED HONDURAS INTEROCEANIC RAILWAY."