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American Institute Medal

Object Number: 
1936.727
Date: 
ca. 1877
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "G.H.LOVETT N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of Liberty holding laurel wreath and pole surmounted by Phrygian cap; at left are tools of agriculture and sailing ship in the background; at right -- symbols of American state and cornucopia; legend above: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE"; inscription in exergue: "NEW YORK." Reverse has space for engraving at center, surrounded by laurel wreath, with legend: "THE MEDAL OF SUPERIORITY" and inscription: "AWARDED/TO/JOHN ROGERS,/FOR/Groups of Statuary/1877."
Bibliography: 
Harkness, Andrew. "The American Institute - Catalyst for the American Greatness." TAMS (Token and Medal Society) Journal 29, no. 4 (August 1989): 123-135.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group