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sculptor; producer; issuer
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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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