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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer, editor, and literary critic most well-known for his work, "The Raven." Also featured on the obverse is an image of a raven. On the reverse, several figures from Poe's works are depicted, which include an angelic-figure, a bird, a woman dressed in a Greek-like gown, two men dressed in clown or jester-like clothing, a cat, Pegasus, and a man with chains around his waist.

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 / EDGAR ALLAN POE / A NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1809 / 1849 reverse: NEVER MORE 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

3154.79

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.

Edgar Allan Poe Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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