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Medal in box:...Peru...Elihu Root

Object Number: 
1943.122
Date: 
1906
Medium: 
Gilt aluminum; wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 11/16 in. ( 6.7 x 6.7 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 1 3/16 in. ( 3 cm )
Description: 
Gilt aluminum struck medal with obverse showing seal of Peru within central roundel, enclosed by palm and laurel wreath, with sun above. Reverse bears inscription within beaded border: "RECUERDO DE LA VISITA/AL/PERU/DEL SENOR/ELIHU ROOT/SECRETARIO/DE ESTADO DE LOS/EE.UU./DE/AMERICA/LIMA STERE. 1906." Medal is set into square dark red fitted leather case with white silk satin and dark green silk velvet interior.
Gallery Label: 
Elihu Root (1845-1937) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He served as Secretary of War under McKinley and Roosevelt (1899-1903) and as Secretary of State under Roosevelt (1905-1909). From 1909- 1915 he was a Republican Senator from New York. This medal was issued in remembrance of Root's visit to Peru during his unprecedented diplomatic tour of South Africa in 1906.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group