William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). <em>U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal</em>, 1870. Bronze, 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 86.248.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.248.7_side1_cropped_bw.jpg)

U. S. Mint Annual Assay Medal

Artist:William Barber

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 86.248.7

Image: 86.248.7_side1_cropped_bw.jpg,ruler in original

Catalogue Description:
Circular medal. Obverse: Classical female figure holding assay scales and snake, surrounded by spouted urn on table at left, seated lion and strongbox at feet, and mint building at left. Text along bottom: "J POLLOCK DIRECTOR." Reverse: Wreath of laurel and oak leaves surrounds the text: "ANNUAL / ASSAY / 1870" CNDITION: Normal wear, good.

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