Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 x 1/8 in. ( 7 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm )
in relief: on wax surface: "CERTAMEN LITERAR CONSTIT. / . . . / STADFASTAD AF / GUSTAF III 1786"
Red wax wafer with circular seal impression, affixed to paper backing.
This seal impression is associated with New York lawyer Joseph H. Choate (1832-1917), "a leader in cultural and humanitarian activities, an active Republican, a prominent 'club man,' and a celebrated after-dinner speaker," according to Scribner's Concise Dictionary of American Biography (1964).
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