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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse features the left-side profile of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and advocate for the separation of church and state. On the reverse, three men are pictured. One is older with a beard and stands holding a scroll. The second is Native American and stands with his arms stretched upward. The last is a man kneeling in prayer.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / ROGER / WILLIAMS / 1604- / 1684 / 19©63 / R.A. WEINMAN / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY reverse: A TRUE -- / FREEDOM TO / ALL THE PEOPLE / -- SO THAT NO / PERSON BE FORCED / TO PRAY - NOR / PRAY OTHERWISE / THAN HIS SOUL / BELIEVETH & / CONSENTETH / ROGER / WILLIAMS 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

Article

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

3154.18

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.

Roger Williams Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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