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Rio de Janeiro National Library Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5565
Date: 
1910
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "L.Bottee" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting draped winged female figure with hammer in her right hand, holding with her right hand onto pedestal inscribed: "29/OUTUBRO/1910"; surrounding legend: ".INAUGURACAO.DO.NOVO.EDIFICIO." Reverse depicts library building with sun rising in background; legend: "BIBLIOTHECA NACIONAL/MDCCCX-MCMX"; inscription in exergue: "DO.RIO.DE/JANEIRO."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group