Commemorative Medal

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1876

GUSN

GUSN-5533

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

Descriptive Terms

medals
commemoratives
metal
plating (metal coating)
allegory (artistic device)
art (fine art)
centennials
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Classical
industrialization
Unidentified Metal
Plated
Centennial
Independence
Industrialization
Allegory
Art
Classical Figure
MEDAL, COMMEMORATIVE

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

2.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.839