Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.377
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Bronze, silk
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (3.5 x 8.9 cm)
Marks: 
Reverse of pinback: "TIFFANY/ & CO."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length profile and fasces; legend: "PATER PATRIAE / MDCC LXXXIX/ GEORGE/ WASHINGTON"; reverse shows eagle with shield below "E PLURIBUS UNUM"; legend: "TO/ COMMEMORATE THE/ INAUGURATION OF/ GEORGE WASHINGTON/ AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE/ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ AT NEW YORK APRIL XXX-TH/ MDCLXXXIX - BY/ AUTHORITY OF THE/ COMMITTEE ON/ CELEBRATION NEW-YORK/ APRIL XXXTH/ MCDDDLXXXIX". Loop fused to top; medal suspended from two bars linked by chains; top bar "NEW YORK 1789-1889 GW"; lower bar engraved "NAVY COMMITTEE"; reverse has navy blue silk ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group