Reverse: WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE THE STABILITY OF THY TIMES - The sculpture "Wisdom" in clouds holding dividers (as depicted above central door of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the monumental
stone and glass sculpture by Lee Lawrie).
Note: Mintage: 500. The medal's style is very "art deco," in high relief. It sold for $1.25 in 1936 ($1.50 if gilt). The image "Wisdom"
by Lawrie was inspired by Wm. Blakes' engraving of Jehovah. The reverse insc. is based upon Isaiah 33:6. Originally consisting
of 14 buildings of the modern slab skyscraper type, Rockefeller Center was one of the most important urban projects of the
20th century. The medal
CopyrightHolder: American Numismatic Society
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