George Franklin Edmunds Award Medal

Object Number: 
944
Date: 
After 1919
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 7 x 7 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: box, inside cover: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK" Inscription: box cover, in black ink: "Medal Struck for the/Vermont Historical Society/to honor memory/of George Franklin/edmunds of/Ver
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of George Edmunds facing right, flanked by dates "1828" and "1919"; legend above: "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS." Reverse contains inscription encircled by laurel wreath: "AWARDED/BY THE VERMONT/HISTORICAL SOCIETY/TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG/VERMONTERS TO STUDY/THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS/OF THEIR STATE AND TO/HONOR THE MEMORY OF/GEORGE FRANKLIN/EDMUNDS"; rectangular tablet labelled "SPECIMEN" below. Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard box.
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Creative: Tronvig Group