Overall (a): 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Overall (b): 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Overall (c): 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
a: obverse in exerg.: "G.H.L."
Three two-part (obverse and reverse) uniface plaster molds of medals separated by cotton batting in hinged tin box marked "Ogden's Guinea-Gold Cigarettes" with paper label affixed to top, in pencil: "Kennedy Lot 18". Pencil inscriptions on reverse of plaster pieces are partially covered with paper label affixed.
a: Obverse shows sailing ship foundering at sea in foreground with ship on horizon; legend: ADVANCED RESCUE". Reverse legend: "PRESENTED/ BY THE/ BRITISH RESIDENTS/ OF NEW YORK TO/ Wm. J. Kic...r Offrs. Steward [in script]/ IN COMMEMORATION/ OF HIS SERVICES IN THE/ AMERICAN ARCTIC/ EXPEDITION/ SENT BY/ HENRY GRINNELL ESQ./ IN SEARCH OF/ SIR JOHN FRANKLIN/ 1851". Hole punched at top.
b: Obverse shows figure of Neptune in water-borne chariot. Reverse legend: ROANOKE/ MERIT [in Gothic script]/ 1859"; hole punched at top.
c. Obverse shows dragon with head facing forward and coiled body/ Reverse legend in calligraphic script surrounding center blank for inscription: "MILITARY ORDER OF THE DRAGON"/ CHINA 1900"; ornate hanger affixed to top.
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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