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Norfolk and Western Railway Medal

Object Number: 
1954.102
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Container (box): 3 3/16 × 3 3/16 × 9/16 in. (8.1 × 8.1 × 1.4 cm)
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: box, inside cover, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK" Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "RALPH.J.MENCONI.Sc."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing image of old-fashioned locomotive at center with Norfolk and Western Railway logo within circle above; surrounding legend: "A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO ROANOKE, VIRGINIA"; inscription in exergue: "NOVEMBER 1ST/1852 - 1952." Reverse depicts three modern trains with inscription above, at left: "Norfolk/and/Western/RAILWAY." Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Medallic Art Co.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group