diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped allegorical female figure of Columbia standing in front of burning altar and holding incense burner and torch; surrounding legend: "FOR EMINENT PATRIOTIC SERVICE." Reverse contains inscription at center with seal of New York surmounted by eagle and flanked by two crossed laurel branches below: "PRESENTED BY/THE/NATIONAL SOCIETY/OF/COLONIAL DAMES/OF/AMERICA/TO/ELIHU ROOT/1930/NEW YORK"; legend: "THE ELEANOR VAN RENSSELAER FAIRFAX MEDAL."
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