Medal in case: Prince Albert President...Society of Arts Man

Object Number: 
ca. 1860
Silver; leather, wood, silk
case: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 9/16 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.4 cm ) diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "W. WYON, R.A." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "L.C.WYON" Engraving: around edge: "TO EDWARD G. SQUIER ESQr. (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) FOR HIS PAPER "ON CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE PROPOSED HOND
Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Prince Albert facing right; legend: "PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT." Reverse bears inscription at center surrounded by laurel wreath: "SOCIETY OF/ARTS, MANUFACTURES,/AND COMMERCE"; legend around border: "FOUNDED 1754 -- INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER 1847." Red leather square fitted case with cream silk satin and dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier & Mrs. Edw. J Turnbull
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group