John Adams 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 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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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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
Adams, John, 1735-1826; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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