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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The commemorative medal's obverse features a bust image of Maria Mitchell, and American astronomer. On the medal's reverse, a woman sitting on a rock is pictured. In her proper right hand, she holds a telescope while a comet flies through the night sky. An ocean scene makes up the medal's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1965

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / MARIA / MITCHELL / 1818-1889 / ELEANOR PLATT / 19©65 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

3154.9

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.

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

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