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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
1943.260
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in. ( 7.2 x 7.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "A.A.WEINMAN/FECT."
Description: 
Bronze struck triangular medal with obverse depicting allegorical female figure of Liberty in Phrygian cap draping herself and a young semi-nude female representing France in American flag, set within circular field surrounded by star-studded border with laurel wreaths at upper corners labelled "US" and "JN" and at lower corner containing fleur-de-lys; legend around central image: ".VNIVERSAL.EXPOSITION.SAINT.LOVIS.VNITED.STATES.OF.AMERICA."; date in exergue: ".MCMIV." Reverse depicts a raised tablet at center decorated with shell and inscribed: ".GOLD MEDAL./.LOVISIANA.PVRCHASE./.EXPOSITION.", surmounted by American eagle and flanked by two dolphins beneath; border identical to that of obverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. S. A. Knopf
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group