Medallion: Carnegie Hero Fund 1904

Object Number: 
INV.5567
Date: 
1900-1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, at left: "SILVER" Inscription: edge, at lower center: "J.E.CALDWELL & CO. PHILA"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Andrew Carnegie facing right with legend: ".CARNEGIE. HERO. FUND./.ESTABLISHED APRIL 15th 1904." Reverse has ornate tablet at center inscribed: "AWARDED TO/SPECIMEN/PRESENTED TO/AMERICAN MUSEUM/OF/NATURAL HISTORY/NEW YORK, N.Y." and three heraldic emblems in ornate reserves upon world map; legend: ".GREATED LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
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Creative: Tronvig Group