New-York Historical Society Centennial Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4908.1
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Rolled gold
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "V.D.Brenner"
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 the second City Hall (Federal Hall), first home of the Society, and its present building on Central Park West 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."
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Creative: Tronvig Group