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Amerigo Vespucci Commemorative Plaquette

Object Number: 
1939.589
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 x 3/16 in. ( 5.8 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, vertically, at lower right: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: reverse, vertically, at lower left: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: edge, lower center: "36"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group