New York State Agricultural Society Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4849
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Silver; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
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 )
Marks: 
Inscription: below exergual line, at lower center: "G.H.L."
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George H. Kuper, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group