John Lothrop Motley Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of John Lothrop Motley, an American author who prevented pro-Confederate European intervention during the American Civil War. The reverse depicts a scene where a nude female figure sits with her lap draped with a robe. The figure holds an oil lamp in her proper right hand and her proper left rests on a bound book that a small cherub holds in its hands. A second cherub stands behind the figure with its hands on a small globe. The British Royal Coat of Arms is also pictured just above the figure's 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: JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY / 1814 / 1877 / C.P. JENNEWEIN Sc. reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR / GREAT AMERICANS AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©70 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877; 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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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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