Requires Photography

Thomas Jefferson (Liberty reverse)

1966
Designed by Ralph J. Menconi (American, 1915–1972), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 74

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.3 x 0.6 cm (2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.548

Medium or Technique

Bronze with a copper-brown patina

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Profile portrait of Thomas Jefferson / WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT* … LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS / RALPH J. MENCONI © 1967
Rev: A youthful Miss Liberty standing with the Mayflower and symbols of the Stamp Act, coffins [ labeled CJA, PC, SM and JL] from the Boston Massacre, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell / THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Edge: 74 ISSUE 1966 / SOC. OF MED. / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems