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The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 1st Issue

Object Number: 
INV.3653
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Bronze; paper, cloth, cardboard
Dimensions: 
case: 8 3/8 x 5 7/16 x 5/8 in. ( 21.3 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, right of field: "J F/MCMIX" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MED. ART CO", followed by diamond-shaped mark
Description: 
Bronze die-struck medal designed as a commemorative for the Fulton-Hudson celebration; the obverse shows accolated busts of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton facing right, surrounded by legend: "HENRY . HUDSON ROBERT . FULTON". Reverse depicts allegorical draped female figure reclining upon clouds and holding a light bulb, symbolizing the age of electricity; in background are the Hudson River with "Halve Maen" and "Clermont" and the New York skyline; legend: "MDCIX MDCCCVII/MCMIX". Medal is inset into book-style clothbound presentation case of the Circle of Friends of the Medallion containing historical background; gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "1" on upper section of spine.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group