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Medallion: Free Academy...1853

Object Number: 
INV.4830
Date: 
1853 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at left: "C.C.W. S."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing neo-Gothic building with legend above: "THE FREE ACADEMY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK."; inscription in exergue: "WARD (sic!) MEDAL/ESTABLISHED/1853." Reverse has space for engraving at center within open laurel wreath; inscription: "THIS/MEDAL/IS/AWARDED TO/THE STUDENT OF MOST/PROFICIENCY OF."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group