Numismatics
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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: Unknown
Designer: Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant, French
Subject: The Society of the Cincinnati, American, founded 1783

Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati

1790

Gold, enamel

3.81 x 2.38 cm (1 1/2 x 15/16 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.4884
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Owned in Providence, Rhode Island
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Jabez Bowen, Providence, R.I.; Henry Bowen, R.I.; Rhode Island; William Horatio Bowen; Belle Bowen; Philip Flayderman, Boston, about. 1926–1930; Anderson Galleries, New York, 1930, lot 389; Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, N

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 271, no. 1028.

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