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Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man

Object Number: 
1952.79
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Silver; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 9/16 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.4 cm ) diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "W. WYON, R.A." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "L.C.WYON" Engraving: around edge: "TO EDWARD G. SQUIER ESQr. (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) FOR HIS PAPER "ON CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE PROPOSED HOND
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Prince Albert facing right; legend: "PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT." Reverse bears inscription at center surrounded by laurel wreath: "SOCIETY OF/ARTS, MANUFACTURES,/AND COMMERCE"; legend around border: "FOUNDED 1754 -- INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1847." Red leather square fitted case with cream silk satin and dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edw. J Turnbull
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group