Anthony de Francisci, British-American Cup Medal (obverse), 1922, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 19126.96.36.199
The British America’s Cup originated in 1921, and was the first contest to race six-meter boats skippered by the two countries. On the obverse, two figures represent Britannia, accompanied by the Lion of England, and Liberty, by the American bald eagle. An inscription on the reverse refers to the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, which was the first American group to compete with British yachts off Cowes, Isle of Wight, during the summer of 1921.
British-American Cup Medal (obverse)
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3 in. (7.6 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- Animal – bird – eagle
- Architecture – boat – sailboat
- Animal – lion
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