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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of Thomas Jefferson, a United States founding father, principle author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States. On the reverse, a sword, quill, and compass are pictured. The three objects are encircled by a laurel wreath.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THOMAS • JEFFERSON / Sidney Waugh [facsimile signature] / 1745-1826 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©62 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

3154.58

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.

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

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