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1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal

Title:
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Washington's head facing right, surrounded by thirteen stars, with inscription below: "PHILADELPHIA/1926"; legend around border: "SESQUICENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION"; Liberty Bell at lower center. Reverse shows allegorical female figure of Liberty holding torch and laurel branch, riding Pegasus upon cloud.
Object Number: 
INV.3284
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group