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Pennsylvania Society's Horace Howard Furness Award for Distinguished Service Medal

modeled 1909
John Flanagan (American, 1865–1952)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Accession Number

1995.145

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

The obverse shows a profile portrait of a young W. Penn; faces right; wavy hair, shoulder length. Clothed in armor with bow-tied ascot. Reverse depicts on left side and center three nude standing men. On right side, a draped standing female figure and fluted column. Laurel branch and palm leaf fan on bottom, below ledge. Awarded in 1925. Original presentation box.
Inscription on obverse: “THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY/FOUNDED M D C C C IXC/DEC/MCMIX/JF/WILLIAM PENN/MDCXLIV/MDCCXVIII”” Inscription on reverse: “FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT/CHARACTER/FORCE/INTELLIGENCE/FAME” Inscription on edge: “SAMUEL REA/MEDALLIC ART CO. N Y/FINE GOLD”

Credit Line

Gift of the Jewell Family in memory of Anne Rea Jewell