Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Medallic Art Company, Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse), 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.71

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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.

Title
Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (obverse)
Artists
Founder
Date
1925
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
  • History – United States – Revolution
  • Architecture – religious – Old North Church
  • Portrait male – Revere, Paul – full length
Object Number
1966.51.71
Palette
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