Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Medallion
diameter: 3 15/16 in. ( 10 cm )
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing clothed bust of Benjamin Franklon facing left, flanked by two laurel branches; dates at lower right of field: "1706/1790"; legend above: "BENJAMIN - FRANKLIN"; inscription in exergue: "PRINTER-PHILOSOPHER-/SCIENTIST-STATESMAN-/DIPLOMATIST." Reverse depicts seated female allegorical figure, at left, labelled "HISTORY" above, writing onto oval tablet, with one female and two male figures at right, labelled "LITERATVRE," "SCIENCE", and "PHILOSOPHY"; legend above: ".STRUCK.BY.ACT.OF.THE.CONGRESS./.OF.THE.VNITED.STATES."; inscription in exergue: ".TO.COMMEMORATE.THE.TWO.HUNDREDTH./.ANNIVERSARY.OF.THE.BIRTH.OF./.BENJAMIN.FRANKLIN./.M.C.M.V.I."
Gift of Dr. Abram Joseph Abeloff
Inscription: edge, lower center: "TIFFANY & CO"
Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: artist's initials
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