Princeton University Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
This commemorative medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1896. 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 medals.
Obverse: Image of Princeton’s Nassau Hall. The legend reads: AVLA NASSOVICA MDCCCXCVI
Reverse: The legend reads: DE/ISVB NVMINE/VICET/QVOD ANTEA FVIT/ COLLEGIVM/ NEOCAESARIENSE/ NVNC ANNIS+CL+IMPLETIS/ VNIVERSITAS/ PRINCETONIENSIS/ SAECVLVM SPECTAT/ NOVVM
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 7.6 cm; 3 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1606
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1606
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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