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Group of 48 New-York Historical Society commemorative medals

Object Number: 
INV.4386.1-.48
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Rolled gold; cardboard, paper
Description: 
Group of 48 New-York Historical Society commemorative medals; rolled gold struck medal with obverse showing double bust-length portrait of John Pintard and Egbert Benson; legend: "JOHN PINTARD/FOUNDER," at left; "EGBERT BENSON/FIRST PRESIDENT," at right. Reverse depicts old and new buildings of the New-York Historical Society with medallion supported by palm leaves below; legend around border: ".THE.NEW.YORK.HISTORICAL.SOCIETY.1804-1904."; inscription at center of field: "IT IS DELIGHTFUL/TO RECALL THE PAST." White square cardboard case.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group