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William the Silent Award for Journalism medal

Object Number: 
2007.18.4.2
Date: 
1950-1960
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 50.1 mm
Marks: 
on edge: "HOLLAND"
Description: 
Circular bronze medal; obverse with bust of Prince William I of Orange and "WILLIAM THE SILENT FATHER OF THE NETHERLANDS"; reverse with "WILLIAM THE SILENT AWARD FOR JOURNALISM / IN LOVE OF LIBERTY AND IN THE DEFENSE OF IT HOLLAND HAS BEEN OUR EXAMPLE / BENJAMIN FRANKLIN"
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