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Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (reverse)

1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 lead 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.55 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 reverse of the true medal. A profile of Revere appears with symbols of his military service and of his trade as Boston’s foremost silversmith. 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

Occupation - craft - smith

Portrait male - Revere, Paul - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - lead

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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