Charles William Eliot Medal

1894
Bela Lyon Pratt (American, 1867–1917)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

no. 101

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.1

Medium or Technique

Cast, gilt bronze

Not On View

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Medals

Commemorative profile portrait medal of a Harvard president dressed in an academic robe, honoring his twenty-five years of service to the university. A raised inscription in Latin appears on the reverse winthin a border of laurel and flanked by burning torches. Signed on obverse at bottom: B. L. Pratt. Inscribed on obverse: (at left MDCCC/LXVIIII (at right) MDCCCL/XXXXIIII; on reverse: (at left on scroll) VERI/TAS (at center) CAROLO/GVILIELMO*ELIOT/VNIVERSITATIS/HARVARDIANAE/VIGESIMVM*QVINTVM/IAM*ANNVM/PRAESIDI/OB*EXIMIA*EIVS*MERIT*A/A*M*D*CCC*LXXXXIIII/ALVMNI

Provenance

Charles William Eliot, Cambridge, Massachusetts; given to the Museum in 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Charles W. Eliot