Bronze; leather, wood, silk
case: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 in. ( 7.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm )
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 4.9 cm )
Inscription: case lid, at center, in gold: "RAPID TRANSIT CELEBRATION/BOROUGH OF QUEENS/NEW YORK CITY/JUNE 7th 1913."
Inscription: case lid, inside, at center: "C.B.WILKINSON/Manufacturing Jeweler/42 JOHN ST./NEW YORK"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of Mercury at right with subway tracks and bridge in background; reverse shows seal of New York in roundel at top with inscription on tablet below, all surrounded by open laurel wreath: "IN COMMEMORATION/OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF/CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE/DUAL SUBWAY SYSTEM/IN THE/BOROUGH OF QUEENS/NEW YORK CITY/JUNE 7th 1913." Dark purple fitted square leather case with purple silk velvet and cream silk satin lining.
Gift of the Estate of Colonel J. Mayhew Wainwright through his daughter, Mrs. Philip K. Condiet
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