New York State Agricultural Society Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4379
Date: 
ca. 1854
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "TAYLOR" Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "BIRM"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing female figure holding cornucopia and wreath; baled straw in background; inscription in exergue: "CERES." Reverse shows space for engraving at center surrounded by wreath of corn, fruit, and vegetables with inscription: "Awarded/Fa. Renwick Jr./Agent for American/Roofing Slate/equal to the best/Welsh."; legend around border: "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY."
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Creative: Tronvig Group