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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Joseph Story, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and author of Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. The reverse design depicts Story standing as stars and a ribbon encircle him.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1964

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1779 / 1845 / N. CHOATE / JUSTICE JOSEPH STORY reverse: WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT IT IS THE CONSTITUTION THAT WE ARE EXPOUNDING. 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

3154.37

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.

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

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