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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centennial Medal

Object Number: 
1966.69
Date: 
1927
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
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."
Description: 
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."
Credit Line: 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group