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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the quarter-left profile of John Adams, a founding father and second President of the United States, and thirteen stars circle around the medal's edge. On the reverse, two nude figures are pictured. The first lies on his side with a sword held in his proper right hand. The second figure is situated in a crouching position just above the first. The sword's blade is placed between the second figure's head and proper left arm.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1735 / John Adams [facsimile signature] / 1826 reverse: PRINCIPAL / RIGHT / ABOVE/ EVIL / DeLue Sc. [facsimile signature] 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

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

3154.57

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.

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

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