New York State Agricultural Society Medal
Silver; leather, cardboard, silk, paper
case: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm )
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "TAYLOR" Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "BIRM." Inscription: document, written in black ink: "Hyde Park - /1840 - 45 -/Daughter of Luman Reed" Inscription: case lid, top center, embossed in gold:
Silver struck medal with obverse showing female figure holding cornucopia and wreath; baled straw in background; inscription in exergue: "CERES." Reverse shows space for engraving at center surrounded by wreath of corn, fruit, and vegetables with engraved inscription: "To/Mrs./Theodore Allen/Premium/on Butter"; legend around border: "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY." Square burgundy red leather fitted case with burgundy red silk velvet lining.
Mrs. Theodore Allen was the daughter of Luman Reed.
Gift of Miss Mary L. & Miss Ellen Constant
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