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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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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
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Thayer, Sylvanus, 1785-1872
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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