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U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal

William Barber

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Manufactured: New York, United States
  • DATES 1870
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm)
    MARKINGS On obverse, lower left: "W.B. F."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.248.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal. Obverse: Classical female figure holding assay scales and snake, surrounded by spouted urn on table at left, seated lion and strongbox at feet, and mint building at left. Text along bottom: "J POLLOCK DIRECTOR." Reverse: Wreath of laurel and oak leaves surrounds the text: "ANNUAL / ASSAY / 1870" CNDITION: Normal wear, good.
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