Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centennial Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper, silk
case: 4 x 4 x 1 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting approaching modern locomotive with allegorical nude male figure flying above; surrounding legend: "ONE HUNDRED YEARS/SAFETY STRENGTH SPEED." Reverse shows old style locomotive with human figure; inscription in exergue: "PETER COOPER'S/'TOM THUMB' "; legend within line border: "THE.BALTIMORE.AND.OHIO.RAILROAD.COMPANY./1827.1927." Medal set into square dark blue cardboard fitted case with dark blue velvet interior.
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: artist's initials "HS" within circle followed by trademark symbol beneath
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
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