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Creator Role

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Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of James Kent, an American jurist and legal scholar who authored Commentaries on American Law. The reverse design features an image of the Scales of Justice with a book placed at its center. An image of the Earth floats overhead, and two buildings stand on either side. A boat floats on a body of water at the scene's base.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1968

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

reverse: 1763 JAMES KENT 1847 / COMMENTARIES ON AMERICAN LAW / THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT / AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©68 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

3154.34

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.

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

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