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Tercentenary of Connecticut Commemorative Medal
Date: 1935
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Medium: Bronze; glass, wood, brass, leather, silk, paper
Dimensions: Overall (medal diam.): 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Mount: 10 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 26 x 14.9 x 2.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of men and women, founders of Connecticut, dominated by Thomas Hooker and his wife, Susannah (shown seated); legend on scroll running from center of medal to right: "1635-1935 CONNECTICVT 300 YEARS." Reverse shows transplanted grapevines of the State Seal supported by three vertical columns inscribed, from left to right: "RELIGION, "LAW," and "EDUCATION," with motto below on scroll: "QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET"; legend: "THREE CENTURIES OF SELF-GOVERNMENT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY." Medal is inset into rectangular black leather fitted case with blue silk velvet lining mounted inside rectangular mount with inlaid wooden frame joined with brass screws.
Credit Line: Gift of the Veteran Corps of Artillery
Object Number: 1950.84
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Marks: reverse: bottom center: "HENRY KREIS"

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This medal was designed by Henry Kreis of Essex, Connecticut, as Public Works of Art Project No. 20 for New Haven.