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Prince Henry of Prussia commemorative medal

Object Number: 
INV.4303
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at right of field: "V.D.BRENNER" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of image: "V.D.BRENNER" Inscription: edge, lower center: "V.D.B. to E.M."
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Prince Henry of Prussia facing left with legend around border: ".ISSUED.BY.THE.AMERICAN.NUMISMATIC.AND.ARCHAEOLOGICAL.SOCIETY./NEW.YORK.FEBRUARY.1902." Reverse depicts figure of Mercury upon cloud with two shields at right with American and Prussian state symbols; legend around border: "TO.COMMEMORATE.THE.VISIT.OF.HIS.ROYAL.HIGHNESS.PRINCE. HENRY.OF.PRUSSIA."
Credit Line: 
Gift of George B. Robinton, 1955
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group