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Society of Cincinnati commmemorative medal
Date: 1897
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Medium: Aluminum; cardboard, silk
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 3 in. (7.6 cm) Mount: 7 x 7 in. ( 17.8 x 17.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing American eagle holding laurel branches with oval medallion inscribed: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"; legend: "SOCIETAS . CINCINNATORUM . INSTITUTA . /A.D. MDCCLXXXIII." Reverse shows detailed image of the Washington Monument in Philadelphia with inscription below: ".IN.COMMEMORATION.OF.THE.UNVEILING.OF.THE./.WASHINGTON.MONUMENT./.AT PHILADELPHIA./.MAY.15th 1897." Medal inset into square cardboard mount covered in pale green and cream silk satin with matching grosgrain ribbons attached at top right.
Object Number: X.482
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Marks: inscription: reverse, at lower left of central image: "AUG. C. FRANK, PHILA." inscription: reverse, at lower right of central image: " PETER L. KRIDER CO. PHILA."