Anthony de Francisci, Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (reverse), 1925, lead, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.55
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.
Paul Revere Sesquicentennial Medal (reverse)
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- Not on view.
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- Occupation – craft – smith
- Portrait male – Revere, Paul – bust
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