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New-York Historical Society Commemorative Medal
Date: 1857 or later
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (Medal): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal commemorating the opening of the New-York Historical Society's new building at Second Avenue and 11th Street; obverse with bust portrait of founder John Pintard facing right, with legend "JOHN PINTARD"; reverse with image of N-YHS building and legend "NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOUNDED 1804. / INCORPORATED 1809. ERECTED 1857." Black cardboard fitted box, not original.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1935.121
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "A.W.JONES DEL. F.B. SMITH & HARTMAN N.Y.FECIT" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "F.B.S.&H. N.Y."