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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a portrait image of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a prominent nineteenth-century writer of poetry and prose. On the reverse, the outline of a kneeling figure is featured. Four symbols are pictured just above the figure's head, which include the symbols for Venus and Mars, an upright infinity sign, and a dagger-like image. An armless male statue stands at the bottom left and a ship is pictured on the bottom right.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1965

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES / 1809 / 1894 / Michael Lantz 1965 [facsimile signature] reverse: THE HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1965 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

3154.73

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

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