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Reward of Superior Merit Medal
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: White metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: White metal struck medal with obverse showing full-length male figure facing left, standing in front of table with open book and portfolio beneath, all surrounded by ornate fruit, flowers and laurel wreath; legend: "REMEMBER THY CREATOR IN THE DAYS OF THY YOUTH." Reverse contains inscription with laurel wreath above, all within floral surround: "REWARD/OF/SUPERIOR/MERIT."
Credit Line: Purchase - Foster-Jarvis Fund
Object Number: 1958.154b
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "ALLEN/&MOORE"