Medallion in box: light, liberty and law...1866

Object Number: 
INV.4835
Date: 
1867
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
case: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 6.7 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "W.H.KEY F." Inscription: case lid, in black ink: "Medal College of N.Y./City Presented by/Horace Webster/Feb. 5. 1867."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing undraped bust of female with four stars and hair band; legend above: "LIGHT, LIBERTY, LAW." Reverse with legend: "THE NEW YORK FREE ACADEMY/COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK"; inscription: "WAS FOUNDED,/1847,/BY ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE/AND/VOTE OF THE CITIZENS;/AND/ITS NAME WAS CHANGED,/1866,/BY ACT TAKING EFFECT/MAY 1, TO." Cream-colored square cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Horace Webster, 1867
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Creative: Tronvig Group