Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.5 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "1847"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting shoulder-length portrait of Jenny Lind facing three quarters to left; legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse contains central vignette comprised of lyre, nightingale, roses and lilies-of-the-valley; legend: "NESCIT OCCASUM/NATA 1821."
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
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