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The medal's obverse design features the right-side profile of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a nineteenth-century writer most famous for penning The Scarlet Letter. A quill and piece of paper also appear on the medal's obverse. On the reverse, several figures are pictured. On the left, a nude male sits on a short pillar playing a flute. A nude woman appears in a seated position just under the flute. Another man, dressed as a king, is pictured just above the flautist. At the center, a man and woman stand back-to-back on a rock (possibly Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne). To the right, three figures stand in a line and a wall runs at their fronts. Two ships sailing on water and a small village scene are also depicted.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE / A / [facsimile artist signature] / 1804 / 1864 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©75 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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