Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.2 cm )
engraved (inverted): on face of die: "VINCIT QUI PATITUR" and "EDM" handwritten in pencil: on envelope found with object: "GIFT OF THE MONTCLAIR / PUBLIC LIBRARY / APR. 5, 1952"
Circular steel die with intertwined initials "EDM" at center with stag's head above and banner with inscription "VINCIT QUI PATITUR" below.
This die with apparently used to mark the stationery of Edwin Denision Morgan (1811-1883), governor of New York from 1859 to 1863. A note found with the object identifies the initials on the die as those of Mrs. Edwin Denison Morgan, née Eliza Matilda Waterman ("EMM"), and an envelope found with the note bears the monogram indicated. The initials on the die itself, however, are "EDM," those of Mr. Morgan.
Gift of the Montclair Public Library, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.