Edgar Allan Poe Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer, editor, and literary critic most well-known for his work, "The Raven." Also featured on the obverse is an image of a raven. On the reverse, several figures from Poe's works are depicted, which include an angelic-figure, a bird, a woman dressed in a Greek-like gown, two men dressed in clown or jester-like clothing, a cat, Pegasus, and a man with chains around his waist.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: THE HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / EDGAR ALLAN POE / A NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1809 / 1849 reverse: NEVER MORE edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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