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Research Institute of America medal

Object Number: 
2007.18.4.4
Date: 
ca. 1960
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Marks: 
on edge: "MEDALLIC ART CO. NY STERLING SILVER"
Inscriptions: 
Engraved "Henry R. Luce"
Description: 
Circular silver struck medal; obverse with central image of domed building with superimposed graph, book, machinery, buildings, scales, and torches; monogram RIA below; motto "JUS DICERE"; reverse, within a laurel wreath: "RESEARCH INSTITUTE AWARD / [engraved] HENRY R. LUCE / WHO HAS ENRICHED THE HISTORY OF A FREE PEOPLE / 1935-1960"
Gallery Label: 
This medal belonged to Henry R. Luce (1898-1967), founder of Time, Fortune, and Life Magazines and one of the most powerful figures in the history of American journalism.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila Luce and H. Christopher Luce in memory of Henry Luce III
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group