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Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse)

1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 cast lead 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.50 Not currently on view


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The American Numismatic Society issued a Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal in 1925 to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War. This cast lead artist’s sample represents the obverse of the true medal. Paul Revere stands with his horse across the harbor from Boston, looking toward the church steeple where he will hang his lantern to signal the arrival of British forces. The irregular edges mark this as a “splasher,” in which the molten metal was stamped with the die to gauge the sharpness of the image.

Keywords

Animal - horse

History - United States - Revolution

Portrait male - Revere, Paul - full length

sculpture - medal

metal - lead

cast

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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