Joseph Hodges Choate Commemorative Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 7 x 7 x 0.6 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "HA" Inscription: edge, lower center: "57" Inscription: inside box cover, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Joseph Choate facing left with legend: "CHOATE." Reverse contains inscription at center, enclosed by laurel wreath: "JOSEPH . HODGES . CHOATE/1832 - 1917/PATRIOT/AMBASSADOR/JURIST/ORATOR"; incense burner above, flanked by letters "C" and "A"; seal of the American Numismatic Society below. Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard box.
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