Friedrich Schiller Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
This commemorative medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1805. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and commemorative medals.
Obverse: Bust of Friedrich Schiller facing right. Legend reads: FRIED.von SCHILLER.
Reverse: Two branches wreath the bottom, with a central image of a bell. The legend reads: MORTUOS PLANGO/NATUS 1759/OBIT 1805.
Currently not on view
Object Name
von Schiller, Friedrich
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.2 cm; 7/8 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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