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Pilgrim Fathers Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3320
Date: 
1920
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, silk
Dimensions: 
box: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm ) diameter: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing ship front with oval shield bearing flower, inscribed: "THE MAYFLOWER"; legend around border: "THE PILGRIM.FATHERS./1620/300.JARIGE.HERDENKING/1920." Reverse depicts Dutch-style building facade with dates below "1609/1625"; surrounding legend: "JAN.PESYNSHOF/THE.SPOT.WHERE.JOHN.ROBINSON.LIVED.TAUGHT.AND.DIED." Medal is inset into pink round cardboard box with red silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of V.H.Paltsits, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group