Silver Medallion

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Object Name: 
Silver Medallion
Accession Number: 
2010.7.9
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 5.1 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1856
Web Description: 
This medal was awarded to the New England Glass Company for its display at exhibitions of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association in Boston in 1853 and 1856.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Source
2010-05-03
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Silver; pressed. Circular medallion. Front decorated with sitting woman dressed in toga facing left; bridge with train and partial building in background; gears, tools and shield in foreground; inscription reads, "BE JUST AND / FEAR NOT" on banner and "F.N. MITCHELL SC" near bottom. Reverse inscription reads, "MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE MECHANIC ASSOCIATION FOUNDED 1795 INCOR 1806" around edge; center text reads, "AWARD TO / New England / Glass Co. / for / CUT AND PLATED / Glass Ware / Exhibition of / 1856".