Southern Railway System Centennial Medal
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Inscription: reverse, at lower center: "PM"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting running locomotive with figure of Mercury flying overhead and carrying tray with fruit and bottle; sun rays with date "1930" in background; bolts of lightning emerging from train wheels; all within beaded border; surrounding legend: "SOUTHERN.RAILWAYS.SYSTEM.CENTENNIAL./South.Carolina.1830. Virginia.1831.Alabama.1832." Reverse depicts cornucopia at center with legend: ".COTTON.CORN.TOBACCO."; all within beaded border; surrounding legend: "A.CENTURY.OF.SERVICE.CARRYING.TO.MARKET.THE.FRUITS.OF.THE.EARTH."
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