The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 1st Issue

Object Number: 
INV.5444
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 21.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at right of field: "J F/.MCMIX." Inscription: case, inside cover, at upper right corner, in graphite: "Jan. 20, 1919"
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; monochrome woodblock-printed bookplate with initials "JMA" pasted inside front cover.
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Creative: Tronvig Group