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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The bronze commemorative medal depicts a bust image of Josiah Willard Gibbs (a theoretical physicist). The reverse features an image of a seated man looking up at the sun. In his proper right hand he holds a set of papers. His proper left holds a quill. A bottle rests in front of him.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1964

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / JOSIAH WILLARD / "MAX PLANCK" WHOSE NAME NOT ONLY IN AMERICA BUT IN THE WHOLE WORLD WILL EVER BE RECKONED AMONG THE MOST RENOWNED PHYSICISTS OF ALL TIME. / 1839 GIBBS 1903 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.4

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Josiah Willard Gibbs Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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