New-York Historical Society Centennial Medal

Object Number: 
INV.1883
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: case lid, at center, imprinted in gold: "1804/THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY/1904"
Description: 
Rolled gold struck medal with obverse showing double bust-length portrait of John Pintard and Egbert Benson; legend: "JOHN PINTARD/FOUNDER," at left; "EGBERT BENSON/FIRST PRESIDENT," at right. Reverse depicts old and new buildings of the New-York Historical Society with medallion supported by palm leaves below; legend around border: ".THE.NEW.YORK.HISTORICAL.SOCIETY.1804-1904."; inscription at center of field: "IT IS DELIGHTFUL/TO RECALL THE PAST." White square cardboard case.
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Creative: Tronvig Group