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College of the City of New York Award Medal

Object Number: 
1952.31a
Date: 
1947 or later
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: 'MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude female bust at center, labelled "ADSPICE" above, flanked by male head facing left, labelled "RECPICE," and female head facing right, labelled "PROSPICE"; legend around border within scalloped rim: "COLLEGII URBIS NOV EBORAC SIGILLUM/MDCCCXLVII/THE JOHN H. FINLEY AWARD OF THE ASSOCIATE ALUMNI." Reverse bears space surrounded by ornate frame with engraved inscription: "Awarded to/for distinguished service/to the City of New York." Square cream-colored cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of President Harry N. Wright, College of the City of New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group