Tercentenary of the Purchase of Manhattan Island Medal

Object Number: 
INV.1781
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "HM" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. 51"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing scene with Governor trading with group of Native Americans; part of hull of Dutch ship at right; date above: "1626"; inscription in exergue: "MANHATTAN"; all surrounded by string of wampum border. Reverse depicts two winged allegorical figures, male and female, facing right, holding sun globe and floral garland; distant view of Manhattan skyline in background; legend above: "NEW YORK CITY/1926"; inscription at lower left: "ANS/NYHS."
Gallery Label: 
This medal was issued by the American Numismatic Society, with the assistance of the New-York Historical Society enlisted for the striking of the medal.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group