Silver; leather, wood, silk
case: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in. ( 6 x 6 x 1.7 cm )
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Inscription: below exergual line, at lower center: "G.H.L."
Silver struck medal with obverse showing standing allegorical female figure representing Abundance, holding laurel wreath in her right hand and cornucopia in left; stacks of wheat in background; inscription in exergue: "CERES"; surrounding legend: "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY." Reverse bears legend: "AWARDED TO" above an open wreath; engraved inscription at center: "Alfred Hale/for/Superior/Peppermint Oil/1860." Medal is inset into black square fitted leather case with red silk velvet interior.
Gift of Mrs. George H. Kuper, 1956
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