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David Rittenhouse Medal

William Barberca. 1871

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Circular medal. Obverse: profile bust of man (David Rittenhouse) surrounded by the words: DAVD. RITTENHOUSE. /1st. DIRECTR. U.S. MINT. /1792-1795. Reverse: Bellflower border surrounds the words: "HE /BELONGED /TO the /WHOLE HUMAN /RACE" /BORN 1732. /DIED 1796. /MEDAL SERIES OF THE /U.S. MINT /J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR.CONDITION: Normal wear, good.

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Details

  • Title: David Rittenhouse Medal
  • Date Created: ca. 1871
  • Location Created: New York, USA
  • Type: Medals
  • Rights: Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4875/David_Rittenhouse_Medal
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Markings: On obverse, below bust: BARBER
  • Dimensions: 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Artist: William Barber
  • Accession number: 86.248.5

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