New York City Tercentennial Medallion

Object Number: 
1954.130
Date: 
1953
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 3 x 3 x 5/8 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 2 3/8 in. ( 6.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of image: "KILENYI" Inscription: case lid, top, imprinted in black: "Commemorating/New York City's/300th Anniversary/1653 -- 1953 Inscription: case lid, inside, center, imprinted in black: "L. G. BALFOUR CO./ATTLEBOR
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of seventeenth-century Dutch settlers with Manhattan skyline in background; legend below: "THREE CENTURIES." Reverse shows seal of New York surmounted by eagle and flanked by figures of European settler, at left, and Native American, at right with scroll inscribed: "SIGILLVM.CIVITATIS.NOVI.EBORACI." and dated "1664" below; legend above: "COMMITTEE FOR NEW YORK CITY'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION"; inscription: "1653 1953/THE CITY OF NEW YORK/COMMEMORATING THE/TERCENTENNIAL/OF ITS FOUNDATION." Square cardboard case with blue paper lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Home Title Guaranty Co.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group