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Tadeusz Kosciuszko Bicentennial Medal

Object Number: 
1954.166
Date: 
1946
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 7 x 7 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: illegible artist's signature Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: inside box cover, imprinted in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed male bust facing right with legend: "TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO." Reverse depicts eagle at center with two crossed spears, enclosed by wreath of wheat, laurel, and oak; with inscriptions: "POLAND/RACLAWICE/AMERICA/SARATOGA/POLAND/MACIEJOWICE/AMERICA/WEST POINT"; legend: "HE WAS AS PURE A SON OF LIBERTY AS I HAVE EVER KNOWN AND THAT LIBERTY WHICH IS TO GO TO ALL./AND NOT TO THE FEW OR/TO THE RICH ALONE"/(th. jefferson)/1746 1946/BICENTENARY OF BIRTH." Medal is inset into light yellow cloth-covered square cardboard box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group