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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of William Sherman, a U.S. general during the American Civil War. The medal's obverse features a male figure riding horseback. In his proper right hand, he holds a sword and an arch of flames is pictured overhead.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1973

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN / 1820 / 1891 / Michael Lantz [facsimile signature] reverse: VICKSBURG/ BULL RUN / ATLANTA / SHILOH / 19©73 / THE HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 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

coins & medals

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

3154.47

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

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