William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). <em>David Rittenhouse Medal</em>, ca. 1871. Bronze, 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 86.248.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.248.5_side1_PS2.jpg)

David Rittenhouse Medal

Artist:William Barber

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1871

Dimensions: 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 86.248.5

Image: 86.248.5_side1_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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