New York Agricultural Society Medal
Bronze; leather, silk
case: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at center: "G.H.L."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing female figure with cornucopia and wreath; baled straw in background; legend: "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY"; inscribed in exergue: "CERES." Reverse bears legend above open wreath: "AWARDED/TO" and is inscribed in central reserve: "L.L.Packard/for/Ornamental/Writing/1857." Small square black leather fitted case with red silk velvet lining.
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