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George Washington (Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)

about 1877
Designed and engraved by William H. Key (American, about 1820–1902), Distributed by Sigmund K. Harzfeld (German, died 1883)


Catalogue Raisonné

Baker 302A

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm, 23.02 gm (1 5/16 in., 0.81 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1610

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A three-quarter bust of Washington facing left, signed KEY on the truncation and inscribed 1732-1799 below. Surrounded by a border of fleur-de-lis and a plain rim.
Rev: Inscribed FORTITUDE, PRUDENCE, JUSTICE around a compass and square, wreath, and radiant star with a “G” at the center; and HARZFELD’S SERIES at the bottom, surrounded by a plain rim.
Edge: Plain.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society