Tercentenary of Connecticut Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1950.84
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Bronze; glass, wood, brass, leather, silk, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm ) mount: 10 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 26 x 14.9 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
reverse: bottom center: "HENRY KREIS"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of men and women, founders of Connecticut, dominated by Thomas Hooker and his wife, Susannah (shown seated); legend on scroll running from center of medal to right: "1635-1935 CONNECTICVT 300 YEARS." Reverse shows transplanted grapevines of the State Seal supported by three vertical columns inscribed, from left to right: "RELIGION, "LAW," and "EDUCATION," with motto below on scroll: "QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET"; legend: "THREE CENTURIES OF SELF-GOVERNMENT BASED ON CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY." Medal is inset into rectangular black leather fitted case with blue silk velvet lining mounted inside rectangular mount with inlaid wooden frame joined with brass screws.
Gallery Label: 
This medal was designed by Henry Kreis of Essex, Connecticut, as Public Works of Art Project No. 20 for New Haven.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Veteran Corps of Artillery
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group