Gold; wood, silk, metal
case: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in. ( 8.9 x 7 x 3 cm )
Two gold struck medals inset into elaborate wooden box covered in royal blue silk satin and velvet with light blue silk cord couched around exterior; white silk satin and black and dark blue silk velvet interior.
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.
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
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