Silver; wood, leather, silk
case: 3 1/8 in. ( 8 cm )
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower left, above exergual line: "ANDRIEU FECIT"
Inscription: obverse, at lower right, above exergual line: "DE PUYMAURIN DI."
Inscription: edge, lower center: "ARGENT"
Silver struck medal with obverse showing classically draped seated figure of Fame, facing left, with laurel wreaths in her hands; pedestal with palm fronds at right. Reverse bears inscription at center enclosed by laurel wreath: "A/M.E.G. SQUIER/POUR SES VOYAGES/DANS L'AMERIQUE/CENTRALE/1853"; surrounding legend: "SOCIETE DE GEOGRAPHIE/FONDEE A PARIS EN 1821." Medal is inset into circular red fitted leather case with dark green silk velvet lining.
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edward J. Turnbull
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