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College of the City of New York Commemorative Medal

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Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth
case: 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 11/16 in. ( 9.4 x 9.4 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "A.P.d'Andrea" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: case lid, inside, center, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude female bust at center, labelled "ADSPICE" above, flanked by male head facing left, labelled "RECPICE," and female head facing right, labelled "PROSPICE"; legend around border within scalloped rim: "COLLEGII URBIS NOV EBORAC SIGILLUM/MDCCCXLVII." Reverse bears date within central roundel "1847/1947"; legend within scalloped border: "One Hundred Years of Public Higher Education." Square cream-colored cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of President Harry N. Wright, College of the City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group