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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Thomas Paine, a United States Founding Father and author of two American Revolution-era pamphlets: Common Sense and The American Crisis. A bird carrying an olive branch is also pictured as well as a fleur de lis and crown. On the reverse, Paine is shown standing looking over his proper left shoulder. Two figures stand to his proper right and four others are pictured to his proper left.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1969

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: Thomas / Paine / 1737 / 1809 / Michael Lantz [facsimile signature] / 1969 reverse: 19©69 / THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

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

3154.78

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.

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

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