Anthony de Francisci, Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse), 1925, lead, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.50
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.
Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse)
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2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
- Portrait male – Revere, Paul – full length
- History – United States – Revolution
- Animal – horse
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