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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of William Penn, an early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. The reverse design features a ship (possibly the Canterbury Merchant) sailing on open water.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1966

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: 1644 1718 / ERG / Wm Penn [facsimile signature] reverse: THE HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / "THY GOD BRINGETH / THEE INTO A / GOOD LAND" / 19©66 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

3154.41

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.

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

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