Tercentenary of Portsmouth, R.I. Commemorative Medal
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
inscription: reverse, lower center of field: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
Gilt aluminum struck medal with obverse depicting windmill surrounded by legend: "PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND/1638 - 1938". Reverse bears round medallion at bottom, inscribed: "TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT CO. R.I./INCORPORATED/1640," laurel sprays on either side, dates on scroll above: "1638-1938"; inscription above: "TERCENTENARY/OF/PORTSMOUTH, R.I./JOHN CLARKE/FOUNDER."
Gift of R. Horace Gallatin
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