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Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse)

1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.71 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 bronze 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.

Keywords

Animal - horse

Architecture - religious - Old North Church

History - United States - Revolution

Portrait male - Revere, Paul - full length

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

About Medallic Art Company

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