Medal for the Centennial Anniversary of the Birth Day of George Washington Maker: Gold and Silver Artificers of Philadelphia
Honorand: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1781

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

16 g, 12:00, 32 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter M. Jeffords, B.A. 1905

Accession Number

1951.8.1

Culture
Period

19th century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: Eagle with rays above holding framed profile head of Washington r.; PATRIAE - PATER on ruffed ribbons below.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: STRUCK / & DISTRIBUTED IN / CIVIC PROCESSION / FEBRY 22ND 1832 / THE CENTENNIAL / ANNIVERSARY OF THE / BIRTHDAY OF / WASHINGTON / BY THE GOLD & SILVER / ARTICIFERS OF / PHILAD. within rope border.
Provenance

Provenance

Walter M. Jeffords, to 1951; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • 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), 125, no. 66, ill
  • 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. 270, no. 1020
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medals

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