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U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal

William Barber

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • 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)  (show scale)
    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
    CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal, 1870. Bronze, 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 86.248.7. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE side, ruler in original, 86.248.7_side1_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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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    U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal