Bronze; cardboard, cloth, silk, paper
case: 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 in. ( 8.7 x 8.7 x 2.5 cm )
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: artist's initials
Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "T.SPICER-SIMSON"
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated busts of King Albert and Queen Elizabeth facing left; scroll enclosing seal of the American Numismatic Society beneath is inscribed: "FORTISSIMI.SUNT.BELGAE"; legend around border: "KING ALBERT AND QUEEN ELIZABETH OF THE BELGIANS." Reverse depicts plane flying above water, surrounded by legend: "COMMEMORATING.THEIR.AERIAL.CROSSING.OF.THE.ENGLISH.
CHANNEL/JVLY.MDCCCCXVIII." Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard fitted case with cream silk satin and silk velvet interior.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1918
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