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250th Anniversary of Jewish Settlement in the United States Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2599
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left: "ISIDORE KONTI sc." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "I K 1905"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing female personification of Liberty wearing Phrygian cap and facing right seated at right, the other female figure with her head covered with veil is standing at left, holding a sword; at lower left is kneeling nude male figure; surrounding legend: "COMMEMORATING. THE. 250. ANNIVERSARY. OF. JEWISH. SETTLEMENT. IN. THE. UNITED. STATES." Reverse shows standing draped female figure, crowned with laurel wreath, holding tablet inscribed: "1655/1905"; laurel tree and eagle perched upon rock above are at left; legend in Hebrew above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group