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Commemorative Medal

1971.839 (RS117818)

Description

Obverse: handmaidens of industry and arts crowned by a third maiden; reverse: classically draped figure with sword; placed in the top half of a WYON's case.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1876
Inscriptions
Obverse: ""IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 1874/1876""; reverse: ""THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES/1776""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
metal
plating (metal coating)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
Allegory
allegory (artistic device)
Art
art (fine art)
Centennial
centennials
Classical
Classical Figure
commemoratives
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Independence
Industrialization
industrialization
MEDAL, COMMEMORATIVE
medals
metal
Plated
plating (metal coating)
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
2.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.839
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5533

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