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The New York Public Library Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4841.1-.2
Date: 
1961
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
each diameter: 6.3779 cm
Description: 
A set of two identical commemorative medals: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing double-faced head with elderly sage looking downward representing learning and wisdom, at left, and upward-looking youth reflecting hope through aspiration to knowledge, at right; legend above: "EX SCIENTIA SPES" ("FROM KNOWLEDGE, HOPE"). Reverse shows sun emitting rays of light flanked by two classical columns adorned with fruit garlands; inscription below: "THE/NEW YORK/PUBLIC LIBRARY/1961."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group