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Creator Role

sculptor; producer; issuer

Description

The medal's obverse depicts a bust image of Simon Newcomb, a Canadian-American astronomer. The reverse features an image of a childlike figure riding on the back of a large bird. In the background, various celestial bodies are pictured.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: SIMON NEWCOMB / 1835 1909 / ASTRONOMER / A. BLOCK reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR / GREAT AMERICANS / 19©70 / 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

3154.1

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.

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

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