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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the most highly cited U.S. Supreme Court justices in history. The medal's reverse features an image of Lady Justice kneeling with a book in her proper left hand and a quill in her proper right. The Scales of Justice sit just behind her and the Supreme Court Building is pictured in the scene's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES / 1841 / 1935 / J. KISELEWSKI reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / JUSTICE AND EQUALITY / FOR ALL MANKIND / 19©70 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

3154.35

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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