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Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette

Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette
Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette
Title
Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette
Date 
1903
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 x 3/16 in. ( 5.8 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck rectangular plaquette with obverse showing shoulder-length portrait of Vespucci, facing right, with a chart, studying first published map of the New World coasts bearing the name "America"; seal of American Numismatic Society with date "1903" and inscription: "AMERIGO VESPUCCI" at lower right. Reverse depicts mapmaker with projection globe including the New World, winds, and Earth's surface below.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mary Madison McGuire
Object Number 
1939.589
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, vertically, at lower right: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: reverse, vertically, at lower left: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: edge, lower center: "36"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group