The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 1st Issue

Object Number: 
2008.42.313
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 69mm (2 11/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse to right of busts: "J F/ MCMIX"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated lefet-facinbusts of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton; legend: "HENR .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".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group