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Medal: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Object Number: 
1977.42
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Gilt copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "W.&H.CO."
Description: 
Gilt copper struck medal with obverse showing building of St. John the Divine Cathedral. Reverse depicts eagle crowned with bishop's mitra at center; scroll inscribed "SOUVENIR OF PILGRIMAGE" below; legend: "THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE/.NEW YORK."
Gallery Label: 
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the largest church in the United States, located at West 112th street and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City. Construction by the firm Heins and LaFarge began in 1892 and continued through 1941.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group