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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker, possibly by: John Cook, American, active 1797–1825
Manufacturer: Society of the Cincinnati, American, founded 1783

Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati

1785–95

Gold with white, blue, and green enamel; silk ribbon

5.08 × 2.86 cm (2 × 1 1/8 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.4885
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Provenance: 

Leonard Bleecker, New York. Francis P. Garvan, New York, by 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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. 272, no. 1029.

Minor Meyers, Jr., The Insignia of the Society ot the Cincinnati (Washington, D.C.: Society of the Cincinnati, 1998).

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 108–9, no. 50, ill.

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