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North River Insurance Company 100th Anniversary Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.4843
Date: 
1922
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 10.8 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 4 in. ( 10.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "KILENYI" Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD - HOAG"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed shoulder-length male portrait facing three-quarters to left, flanked by inscription: "FOUNDED/ BY//RICHARD/WHILEY"; legend around line border: "THE . NORTH . RIVER . INSURANCE . COMPANY/ONE . HUNREDTH . ANNIVERSARY." Reverse depicts house in flames on a shore with steamboat and sailboat in the harbor in front, casks and an anchor in the foreground; all surrounded by wreath of laurel and oak with hourglass below; dates in exergue: "1822 - 1922." Medal is inset into square cream-colored cardboard box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group