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George Washington Bronze Inaugural Centennial Medal

Auction:
2482
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

George Washington Bronze Inaugural Centennial Medal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), modeled by Philip Martiny (1858-1927), 1889, cast mold bronze medallion, the obverse depicting a profile bust of Washington wearing a Continental Army uniform, under the inscription "GEORGE WASHINGTON" with the fasces of magistracy on the right, and center inscription "PATER PAT/ RIAE/MDCCL/XX/XIX", surrounded by a border of thirteen stars; signed under the bust "PHILIP MARTINY MODELER DESIGN AND/COPYRIGHT BY AVGVSTVS SAINT GAVDENS"; the reverse depicting a spreadwing American eagle with the inscription "TO COMMEMORATE THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXX, MDCCLXXXIX, BY AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW YORK, APRIL XXX, MDCCCLXXXIX.," the lower left depicting the New York State coat of arms, bordered with thirty-eight stars, dia. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

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George Washington, George Washington Bronze Inaugural Centennial Medal, Philip Martiny, Continental Army, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FIRST PRESIDENT, GEORGE WASHINGTON AS, COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW YORK

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