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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Sylvanus Thayer, an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. On the reverse, Thayer is shown standing with a book in his proper left hand. To his proper right, a table sits covered in books, papers, and a globe. Various symbols mathematical drawings illustrate various mathematical principles.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1966

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: SYLVANUS THAYER / 1785 / J. KISELEWSKI / 1872 reverse: HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / MOVEMENT OF PROJECTILES / QUADRATURE / OF CURVES / MOVEMENT OF / CURVED LINES / © / 1966 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

3154.88

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.

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

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