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New York Chamber of Commerce Building Dedication Medal

Object Number: 
INV.1747
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Bronze; leather, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 11.1 x 11.1 x 2.2 cm ) diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, at lower center: "TIFFANY & CO" Inscription: inside case cover, imprinted in gold: "Tiffany & Co./NEW YORK/PARIS.LONDON"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Native American and allegorical female figure shaking hands before globe, caduceus above, ship and train behind, wih border of shields, cornucopias, oak and laurel branches; legend around border: "IN HONOR OF THE GUESTS WHO ATTENDED THE DEDICATORY CEREMONIES ON THE OPENING OF THE BUILDING OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE." Reverse shows elevation of the Chamber of Commerce building and its seal below flanked by inscription: "NEW YORK/NOV.II.1902"; surrounding legend: "TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE BUILDING OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK." Medal is inset into black square fitted leather case with green silk satin and silk velvet interior.
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Creative: Tronvig Group