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Princeton University Cliosophic Society Medal, ca. 1790-1820. Gold, 38.6 x 38

From Coin Galleries December 2005 Auction on Dec 14, 2005

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Categories  •  Coin Galleries December 2005 United States Medals Additional U. S. Medals Universities, Schools & Award Medals

Princeton University Cliosophic Society Medal, ca. 1790-1820. Gold, 38.6 x 38. 5mm, 4.19 grams.  Star...Princeton University Cliosophic Society Medal, ca. 1790-1820. Gold, 38.6 x 38. 5mm, 4.19 grams. Star shape composed of two vambraced squares, affixed loop. Extremely Fine. Obv. Oval encloses clasped hands with lace cuffs, outer Latin motto PRODESSE QUAM CONSPICI, To Be rather than to Seem. Rev. 3-line Latin inscription, CLIOS. SOC./ INSTITUTA/ A.D. MDCCLXV, Founded 1765. Skillfully hand engraved, a major rarity among early U.S. collegiate medals.

Lot # 919 
Hammer Price: $1,000.00

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