Plastic, silk, bronze, other metal
overall (in case): 1 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 8.6 x 9.5 cm )
cast: on side with allegorical figure: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE / NEW-YORK"
cast: on banner in eagle's beak: "AWARDED TO"
engraved: across center of side cast with eagle: "Wm. H. Paine, / for a / Surveyors / Measure & Case / 1865"
Circular bronze medal in decorative plastic case; medal depicts a female alegorical figure on one side holding a pole in one hand a wreath in the opposite, set amongst a spinning wheel and shuttle, a bundle of wheat, spread eagle, shield, caduceus and a cornucopia, with sailing ship in the background; opposite side with spread eagle at the top with banner in its beak, remaining portion with leaf garland border, inscription at the center; dark brown molded plastic case hinged along one side, decorated with arabesque at the center surrounded by leaf garland, smooth sides; inside formed to house medal with purple and crimson velvet.
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
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