Obverse: Above, ⁕ IN ⁕ HONOR ⁕ OF ⁕ / ALGERNON ·SYDNEY·SULLIVAN / 1826 1887; below, (three flowers) /HE·REACHED·oUT·BoTH·HANDS·IN· CoNSTANT / ⁕ HELPFULNESS·To HIS·FELLoW· MEN ⁕ - Bust of Algernon Sydney Sullivan, head left; at lower right, signed J·E·ROINÉ.
Reverse: AS·ONE·LAMP·LIGHTS· ANOTHER·NOR·GROWS·LESS / SO·NOBLENESS·ENKINDLETH·NOBLENESS - An older man reaching out to aid a youth, and with his flaming torch lighting the torch of the younger. Below is a quotation from James Russell Lowell; at lower right, signed J·E· ROINE.
Note: Glossy deep olive-brown patina, edge Triangle-BRONZE.Issued in hardcover book, this medal has sometimes identified as an ANS issue. It was intended for presentation to highest achievers in the New York Bar exams, and was to have been administered by ANS. See also 1940.100.450, DAVISON PHILA!
CopyrightHolder: American Numismatic Society
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