Santini Prize Medal

Object Number: 
INV.14558
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Gold; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Gold struck medal with obverse having central reserve surrounded by floral wreath; within wreath: legend: "SANTINI PRIZE MEDAL/ENDOWED 1870"; inscription at center: "To/HAROLD/WALSH/MARYLAND/75-76." Reverse with central reserve within open laurel wreath; legend: "WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY./1796.-1871"; inscription at center: "Nomine/Famaque/Conjuncti."; Square red leather case with pale green silk satin and burgundy red silk velvet lining; yellow metal closure.
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Creative: Tronvig Group