Galveston Diocese Centennial Medal

  • Anthony de Francisci, Galveston Diocese Centennial Medal, 1947, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.55

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Anthony de Francisci created this uniface artist’s strike to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, which was founded in 1847 and encompasses ten counties in southeastern Texas. The design for the obverse shows the fourth bishop of Galveston, Christopher Byrne, with St. Mary’s Cathedral in the background.

Title
Galveston Diocese Centennial Medal
Artist
Date
1947
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Portrait male – Pope Pius XII
  • Architecture – religious – St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Occupation – religion – Pope
  • Cityscape – Texas – Galveston
Object Number
1966.110.55
Palette
Linked Open Data
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